Patents Represented by Attorney Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Patent number: 8348563
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for a system for securing a load to a platform such as a coil to a transport system. The system includes a frame adapted for placement on a platform. The frame includes a cradle structure for engaging the load. An inflatable bladder is placed over the load and connected to the frame. When tensioned and inflated with gas, the bladder applies force to the load to secure the load to the frame and prevent movement of the coil during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventor: William Buxton
  • Patent number: 8352560
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling preferences for messages that includes receiving a message from a sender to a recipient, determining if the message will be received by the recipient based on message policies for the recipient, and notifying the sender that the message will not be received by the recipient and when it will be received responsive to the determination that the message will not be received by the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Liam Harpur, Carol S. Zimmet
  • Patent number: 8352339
    Abstract: Bankruptcy relief calculator. A calculation program can make a relatively objective determination as to whether to file for relief from a bankruptcy stay relative to a particular account and associated collateral. Using historical statistics on bankruptcy filings as well as information about the collateral and depreciation of the collateral, the calculator can make an estimate of depreciation saved by the filing and compare that estimate to the cost of a filing. The calculator can then produce a recommendation as to whether to file for relief or to wait for the bankruptcy to be discharged in its normal course. The invention can be implemented via a stand-alone computing system or such a system interconnected with other platforms or data stores by a network, such as a corporate intranet, a local area network, or the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick C. Coble
  • Patent number: 8349804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a bone graft material, a scaffold for tissue engineering applications and type I collagen Binding Peptides which have bone calcification-promoting peptides immobilized on the surface, and more particularly, to a bone graft material and a scaffold for tissue engineering applications (hereinafter, referred to as scaffold), which have peptides specifically binding with type I collagen immobilized on the surface, and pharmaceutical composition for recovering tissue regeneration containing type I collagen binding-inducing peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seoul National University Industry Foundation
    Inventors: Yoon-Jeong Park, Chong-Pyoung Chung, Seung-Jin Lee, Jue-Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 8351914
    Abstract: Method and system for registration of licensed modules in mobile devices. The present invention provides for a registration system to determine active use of licensed modules installed in mobile devices such as wireless cellular terminals and PDA's. The registration system can be made to operate in a manner that is substantially transparent to the user of the mobile device. In example embodiments, a module handler within the processor platform of the mobile device collects module parameters as necessary and causes registration messages to be assembled and sent. In some embodiments, encryption is provided. User interaction with the registration process can also optionally be accommodated. Additionally, the module handler can direct that use of the software module or package is restricted until an acknowledgement is returned from the module activation system, confirming the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Nadi S. Findikli, Daniel Paul Homiller
  • Patent number: 8353052
    Abstract: A method may include sending personal network connection information from a mobile device to a guest device; sending authentication credentials from the mobile device to the guest device; receiving the authentication credentials in the personal network from the guest device; authenticating the guest device based on the authentication credentials; and granting access to the guest device to content stored in the personal network for a guest session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Bo Håkan Larsson, Bengt Gunnar Stavenow, Jan Robert Tobias Ritzau, Henrik Sven Bengtsson, Anders Wilhelm Östsjö, Sten Håkan Minör
  • Patent number: 8348007
    Abstract: A device for elastically mounting an engine transmission unit on a motor vehicle body, comprising a motor support, a flange rigidly mountable to the motor vehicle body, defining a longitudinal direction to be aligned with the driving direction, wherein the motor support essentially extends out of the flange in a transverse direction, perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and is facing the engine transmission unit for forming a mounting area for the engine transmission unit, and an elastomeric body via which the motor support is elastically supported by the flange and which has a vertical support spring to absorb an essentially static load from the weight of the engine transmission unit, the load acting vertically to the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction, wherein the vertical support spring comprises two spring arms inclined towards each other and spreading away from each other in transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Anvis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Waldemar Hermann, Heiko Pichel
  • Patent number: 8351437
    Abstract: A source communication device includes a source network clock to control timing of communicating with other devices in a network, a source streaming clock associated with processing of audio or video data, a time stamp generator to generate a time stamp that includes a source network clock value and a source streaming clock value, and a time stamp insertion mechanism that incorporates the time stamp into a data unit that is to be transmitted to one of the other devices in the network. A sink communication device includes a sink network clock synchronized with the source network clock, a sink streaming clock associated with processing of audio or video data, and a sink time stamp mechanism to compare a sink streaming clock value with the source streaming clock value, and adjust the sink streaming clock based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen, Geert Hendrik Weinans, Dick De Jong
  • Patent number: 8352383
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for altering delivery of a piece by altering either the delivery address, mode of processing, and/or the mode of delivery. The invention provide an indicia associated with the piece of mail including instructions that are at least one of a different delivery address, mode of processing, or a mode of delivery than that originally designated for the piece of mail. During mail sorting and processing, the indicia associated with the piece of mail are analyzed. Either the delivery address, mode of processing, and/or mode of delivery currently associated with the piece of mail are altered to conform with the delivery address, mode of processing, and/or mode of delivery indicated by the indicia. In some embodiments, the indicia is altered by on a business parameter, such as a monetary value associated with the contents of the piece of mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Calman, David T. Frew, Robert Leonard Kee, Johnny David Phillips, Truxton B Pratt, Kim D. Smith, Michael A. Tate
  • Patent number: 8342995
    Abstract: A drive arrangement suitable for driving a final drive comprises a first drive means and a power-splitting gear arrangement. A first hydraulic mechanism is operable either as a pump or a motor. The first hydraulic mechanism is capable of being driven from the first drive means or from the final drive or both concurrently, acting through the gear arrangement. The final drive is drivable through the gear arrangement from the first drive means or the first hydraulic mechanism or both concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ducere Holdings (PTY) Limited
    Inventor: Norman Grant
  • Patent number: 8346658
    Abstract: A line of credit with pre-agreed line increases is described. In example embodiments, the line of credit is secured by a residence, and the borrower can agree at initial closing to periodic line increases, so that additional closings and re-recording are not necessary. Modeling can be used by the financial institution to determine if and when to offer increases in the LOC. An automated servicing routine is then used to produce a recommendation with respect to increasing the LOC loan amount. This automated servicing routine includes at least one model to produce the recommendation. The line of credit can be increased if and when recommended by the servicing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa D. Curry, Cherie A. Arruda, James D. Heisterkamp, Jr., Donna L. Nicholson, Ryan Gene Ritz
  • Patent number: 8346597
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for client/customer-centric macro (e.g., business-wide) monitoring of business performance and determination of business-wide customer impact trends associated with the client's/customer's composite relationship with the business. Additionally, embodiments provide for determining customer impact trends at other levels of the business relationship, such as at business unit/line of business levels, product/service levels and the like. Based on the determined customer impact trends, further determinations may be made regarding whether alerts are warranted based on the trends, and generating and communicating the alerts if warranted. Determining business-wide customer impact trends provides for the business to identify problems or potential problems that may adversely impact the global relationship between the overall client entity and the business implementing the performance monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Willard H. Waldron, III, Timothy James Mark
  • Patent number: 8339606
    Abstract: A portal or gateway that includes a detector comprising a chirped laser; an open optical sample cell and a detector for detecting light from the chirped laser that has passed through the cell. The chirped laser may be a quantum cascade laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cascade Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Iain Howieson
  • Patent number: 8338087
    Abstract: A composition and process for removing photoresist and/or sacrificial anti-reflective coating (SARC) materials from a substrate having such material(s) thereon. The composition includes a base component, such as a quaternary ammonium base in combination with an alkali or alkaline earth base, or alternatively a strong base in combination with an oxidant. The composition may be utilized in aqueous medium, e.g., with chelator, surfactant, and/or co-solvent species, to achieve high-efficiency removal of photoresist and/or SARC materials in the manufacture of integrated circuitry, without adverse effect on metal species on the substrate, such as copper, aluminum and/or cobalt alloys, and without damage to SiOC-based dielectric materials employed in the semiconductor architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc
    Inventors: Melissa K. Rath, David D. Bernhard, David Minsek, Michael B. Korzenski, Thomas H. Baum
  • Patent number: 8338602
    Abstract: Quaternary nitrogen heterocyclic boronic acid-containing compounds are described, which are sensitive to glucose and fructose, as well as a variety of other physiologically important analytes, such as aqueous chloride and iodide, and a method of using the compounds. Also disclosed is a contact lens doped with the quaternary nitrogen heterocyclic boronic acid-containing compound, and a method of using the doped contact lens to measure the concentration of analyte in tears under physiological conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Inventors: Chris D. Geddes, Ramachandram Badugu, Joseph R. Lakowicz
  • Patent number: 8337643
    Abstract: A hot rolled steel sheet having a dual phase microstructure with a martensite phase of less than 35% by volume and a ferrite phase of more than 50% by volume and a composition containing by percent weight: 0.01?C?0.2; 0.3?Mn?3; 0.2?Si?2; 0.2?Cr+Ni?2; 0.01?Al?0.10; Mo less than about 0.2%, 0.0005?Ca?0.01, with the balance iron and incidental ingredients. Hot rolled sheet for cold rolling, the silicon range may be from about 0.05% to about 2%, and the amount of molybdenum may be up to 0.5%. Also, the hot rolled steel sheet has a tensile strength of at least 500 megapascals, a hole expansion ratio more than about 50%, and a yield strength/tensile strength ratio less than 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventor: Weiping Sun
  • Patent number: 8338564
    Abstract: A method of preparing phytosterols from tall oil pitch containing steryl esters comprises the steps of converting the steryl esters to free phytosterols while in the pitch to produce a modified pitch containing the free phytosterols; removing light ends from the modified pitch by evaporation to produce a bottom fraction containing the free phytosterols; evaporating the bottom fraction to produce a light phase distillate containing the free phytosterols; dissolving the light phase distillate in a solvent comprising an alcohol to produce a solution containing the free phytosterols; cooling the solution to produce a slurry with the free phytosterols crystallized in the slurry; and, washing and filtering the slurry to isolate the crystallized phytosterols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Wong, Hugh Sven Oscar Norman, Angus Kirke MacMillan
  • Patent number: 8335593
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods for intelligently monitoring and managing, from a centralized location, one or more power-using systems. For example, in one embodiment of the invention, a current sensor is installed at each heating or cooling system at a facility to measure the electricity used by each heating or cooling system. A current sensor is also installed at each facility to measure the total amount of electricity used by the facility. The current measurements are monitored in real time or near real time to monitor operation of the heating and cooling systems at the facility. In some embodiments, temperature sensors and other sensors are installed for each heating and cooling system and are also used to monitor operation of the heating and cooling systems. In some embodiments, controllers are also installed for each heating and cooling system to permit control of each system at a remote central control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Mallough Johnson, Nickolas Gerhard Friedrich, Russell Dean Warner
  • Patent number: D673402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Entro Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew William Kuzyk
  • Patent number: D673502
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sunsea Telecommunications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyon Zhong, Qiyue Wang