Patents Represented by Attorney Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC
  • Patent number: 7815124
    Abstract: The invention relates to identification documents, and in particular to pre-printing processing covert images, such as UV or IR images, provided on such identification documents. In one implementation, the invention includes a method of processing a digital image that is to be printed on a surface of an identification document as a fluorescing-capable image to improve the quality of the image. Edges or boundaries are detected within the image, the detected edges or boundaries forming an intermediate image. The edges or boundaries within the image are emphasized, and the emphasized image is used for printing the covert image. In some implementations of the invention, a digital watermark is embedded in the covert image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson Schneck, Charles F. Duggan, Robert Jones, Daoshen Bi
  • Patent number: 7810721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for reconciliation or settlement of vending machine accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Transaction Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Powell, Thomas Mark LeVake
  • Patent number: 7811607
    Abstract: The present relates to an autologous bioadhesive sealant composition or fibrin glue prepared by a two-phase method, wherein all of the blood components for the bioadhesive sealant are derived from a patient to whom the bioadhesive sealant will be applied. A platelet rich plasma and a platelet poor plasma are formed by centrifuging a quantity of anticoagulated whole blood that was previously drawn from the patient. In one embodiment, the platelet rich plasma is divided into two portions. In phase one, a compound that reverses the effect of the anticoagulant is added to the first portion and a clot is allowed to form. The clot is then triturated, and the resulting serum containing autologous thrombin is collected. In phase two, the serum obtained from phase one is mixed with the second portion of the platelet rich plasma to form the bioadhesive sealant of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Arteriocyte Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Baugh, Lisa M. Lim, Julie S. Johnston, John G. Rivera
  • Patent number: 7811463
    Abstract: A rotatable rotor for separating components contained in a fluid, comprising an annular base having a first annular channel and an annular cover having a second annular channel for holding a flexible doughnut-shaped centrifuge bag therebetween. The cover has one or more radially spaced apart concentric indicator lines for monitoring the separation of the components. When the base and cover are superimposed, the first and second channels define an annular interior chamber having an off-centered figure eight configuration. The base and cover each comprise a grooved column axially centered and extending from the base top surface and the cover bottom surface, respectively. The flexible bag comprises inner and outer tubes extending from the core of the bag and which are seated in the column grooves to ensure that the bag is fixably rotatable with the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Arteriocyte Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Dolecek, David Malcolm
  • Patent number: 7807176
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a novel polypeptide having an activity of growing vascular endothelial cells, an activity of promoting transcription form c-fos promoter, an activity of promoting transciption from VEGF promoter and/or an angiogenic activity; a polynucleotide encoding this polypeptide; the above polypeptide and/or a pharmaceutical composition containing the polypeptide for treating a disease selected from the group consisting of obstructive arteriosclerosis, Buerger's disease, peripheral vascular disorder, angina, myocardial infraction, brain infarction, ischemic heart disease and ischemic brain disease; a method of treating these diseases; and an antibacterial composition. The above problems can be solved by isolating a novel peptide having the above-described activities and a nucleotide encoding this peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Genomidea, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nishikawa, Hironori Nakagami, Yasufumi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 7801019
    Abstract: An adaptable orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing system (OFDM) that uses a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) to having OFDM signals transmitted either in accordance with time diversity to reducing signal fading or in accordance with spatial diversity to increase the data rate. Sub-carriers are classified for spatial diversity transmission or for time diversity transmission based on the result of a comparison between threshold values and at least one of three criteria. The criteria includes a calculation of a smallest eigen value of a frequency channel response matrix and a smallest element of a diagonal of the matrix and a ratio of the largest and smallest eigen values of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Shiquan Wu, Wen Tong, Leo Strawczynski
  • Patent number: 7793846
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for forming a full color laser engraved image on an ID card. As described below, a special image capable layer is prepared that is addressable by one or more near infrared (NIR) lasers. Each type of particle contained within the image capable layer is associated with a particular color (e.g., cyan, magenta, or yellow) and is responsive (i.e., can selectively absorb) a particular wavelength of laser energy to form a laser engraved pixel in that respective color. In one embodiment, the particles are selected such that the wavelengths that they respond to do not overlap significantly. By providing discrete physical particles and preventing a given particle from responding to more than one laser wavelength, it can be possible to minimize so-called “cross talk” between the cyan, magenta, and yellow centers and minimize contamination and/or chemical mixing of image formers. This helps to ensure image accuracy and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jones
  • Patent number: 7788319
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing integration of a heterogeneous application landscape are disclosed. The landscape is defined by one or more business process. A business process management system includes an integration server connected between two or more applications in the landscape. The integration server includes a business process engine configured to execute one or more business processes that define message-based interactions between the two or more applications. The business process management system further includes a runtime engine, under direction of the business process engine, for executing one or more messaging services on the message-based interactions between the two or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Patrick Schmidt, Stefan Baeuerle, Stephan Naundorf, Hermann Burgmeier, Christoph Liebig
  • Patent number: 7783667
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for determining keys for use with data structures, such as objects, business objects, view business objects, and the like. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include determining a first key of a view business object node by combining one or more keys of the business object nodes used to form the view business object node, the first key used to identify the view business object node when the view business object node is a root node. The method may also include determining, when the view business object node has a parent node, a second key of the view business object node by combining the first key and at least one key of the parent node, the second key used to identify the view business object node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Oliver Scheerer, Uwe E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7783043
    Abstract: A device for use in a system with multiple receiving units, and multiple intermediate units each configured to communicate with the device and at least some of the multiple receiving units, includes a communication module configured to send information toward and receive information from the receiving units and the intermediate units, a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventor: Lakshminath Dondeti
  • Patent number: 7780794
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna
  • Patent number: 7774474
    Abstract: A method and system for resynchronizing a control layer and a line layer by tracing the data path through the line layer and, at the control layer, reclaiming ownership of disowned connections corresponding to the traced data path. Beginning at a head-end controller, the data path is traced by identifying the next controller along the data path and sending a set-up message containing the local state information necessary for a second controller to identify the connection within its associated network element that is associated with the data path. The second controller receives the set-up message and claims ownership of its portion of the data path. It then identifies the next leg or hop in the data path, modifies the set-up message to add data regarding the next hop, and sends the modified set-up message to the next controller along the data path. The process is repeated so as to dynamically establish a control connection corresponding to and synchronized with the existing data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Peter Ashwood-Smith, Darek Skalecki, James A. Sheilds, Antonela Paraschiv
  • Patent number: 7759399
    Abstract: A compound comprising a cyclopentanone, cyclopentenone, cyclohexanone or cyclohexenone group, wherein a first ring carbon atom carries an —SR substituent, R is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, aralkyl, aralkenyl, or aralkynyl group that, optionally, includes at least one heteroatom in its carbon skeleton, the remaining available ring carbon atoms are optionally substituted, and said compound either: —(a) is more soluble in water at a temperature of 20-40° C.; (b) is less lipophilic; and/or, (c) has a greater therapeutic index; or; (d) is less soluble in water at a temperature of 20-40° C.; (e) is more lipophilic; and/or, (f) has a greater therapeutic index; than an equivalent cyclohex-2-en-1-one or cyclopent-2-en-1-one derivative in which a hydrogen atom replaces said —SR group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Crawford Healthcare Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Michael Roberts, Maria Gabriella Santoro, Vasudev Jadhav, Alan Michael Happe, Paul Evans, Nicolette Christa Ross, Timothy James Snape
  • Patent number: 7752484
    Abstract: A wrapper can receive a request for application data. The wrapper wraps a first reference to a cross-session object and a second reference to a wrapper mapper object. Thereafter, the cross-session object can be accessed using the first reference and the wrapper mapper object is polled using the second reference to access a session-local object. The wrapper mapper object includes a wrapper list references the wrapper and any wrappers contained therein to facilitate recovery after session failover. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Oliver Goetz, Bernhard Drabant, Thomas Gauweiler
  • Patent number: 7739285
    Abstract: A query having multiple parts may be processed to form an intermediate results set. This intermediate results set may be partitioned into a plurality of groups. Thereafter, the groups may be sorted into a plurality of containers so that each container contains data sufficient to calculate one requested result in the multipart query. Related techniques, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Franz X. Faerber, Christian M. Bartholomae, Erich Marschall, Stefan Dipper, Guenter Radestock
  • Patent number: 7732490
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of selectively inducing terminal differentiation, cell growth arrest and/or apoptosis of neoplastic cells, and/or inhibiting histone deacetylase (HDAC) by administration of pharmaceutical compositions comprising potent HDAC inhibitors. The oral bioavailability of the active compounds in the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention is surprisingly high. Moreover, the pharmaceutical compositions unexpectedly give rise to high, therapeutically effective blood levels of the active compounds over an extended period of time. The present invention further provides a safe, daily dosing regimen of these pharmaceutical compositions, which is easy to follow, and which results in a therapeutically effective amount of the HDAC inhibitors in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Merck HDAC Research, LLC, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    Inventors: Victoria M. Richon, Judy H. Chiao, William Kevin Kelly, Thomas A. Miller
  • Patent number: 7725269
    Abstract: A device for use in detecting an event in a structure includes a sensor encapsulation, the encapsulation containing a sensor, an actuator positioned substantially in-plane to the sensor within the housing and a printed circuit board in communication with at least one of the sensor and the actuator. The printed circuit board includes a microprocessor constructed and arranged to collect data from at least one of the sensor and the actuator, a signal generator constructed and arranged to provide excitation to at least one of the sensor and the actuator, and an amplifier to condition the excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Metis Design Corporation
    Inventors: Seth S. Kessler, Kristin A. Jugenheimer, Aaron B. Size
  • Patent number: 7720688
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for generating one or more real estate transfer and/or closing documents on a website with a set of information input by a user, using an unrelated website and/or application program. In particular, some embodiments apply such a method/system to generate one or more real-estate transfer/closing documents for a particular real-estate transaction on a website. For example, a method is disclosed for generating such documents which may include providing an application program for receiving first information from a user to post to an unrelated website. The application program may be operational on at least one of a user client computer or server computer and the website preferably includes functionality for generating one or more documents for a particular real-estate transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Titlevest Agency, Inc.
    Inventors: William Baron, Eric Dudas
  • Patent number: 7712673
    Abstract: An identification document includes a lens system and a specially prepared photo of a document bearer. The lens system and the specially prepared photo cooperate to create a three dimensional photo effect. The document includes two or more document layers. There is a lens structure in one of the document layers, and it includes lens elements. A photo is printed on one or more of the document layers. The photo depicts the document bearer, and includes two or more separate images of the bearer from different perspectives. Parts of the separate images are interleaved together into sets, and the sets are positioned relative to corresponding lens elements of the lens structure. These sets include parts of the separate images such that when viewed through the lens structure, the parts are viewed simultaneously making the subject appear three-dimensional to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: L-l Secure Credentialing, INc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Jones
  • Patent number: 7711403
    Abstract: A method of estimating an amount of a substance in a bodily fluid from the color of a tissue surface of a subject includes capturing an image including at least a portion-of-interest of the subject and at least a reference portion of a color reference, the image being a digital image of pixels of at least one color, the image including a component value for each pixel for each of the at least one color, obtaining a first value associated with at least one component value corresponding to the portion-of-interest of the subject, obtaining a second value associated with at least one component value corresponding to the reference portion, and calculating an estimated amount of the substance using the first and second values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Rhode Island Hospital
    Inventors: Gregory D. Jay, Selim Suner, Kevin S. Ernsting