Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Morrison & Foerster
  • Patent number: 8349331
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the generation and characterization of neutralizing anti-IFN-? monoclonal antibodies with broad reactivity against various IFN-? subtypes. The invention further relates to the use of such anti-IFN-? antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with increased expression of IFN-?, in particular, autoimmune disorders such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Anan Chuntharapai, Jin K. Kim, Leonard G. Presta, Timothy Stewart
  • Patent number: 8351480
    Abstract: A pulse width modulation method for controlling the output power of a pulsed gas discharge laser powered by a pulsed RF power supply comprises delivering a train of digital pulses to the RF power supply. Each pulse in the train has an incrementally variable duration. The power supply is arranged to deliver a train of RF pulses corresponding in number and duration to the train of digital pulses received. The average power in the RF-pulse train can be varied by incrementally varying the duration of one or more of the digital pulses in the digital pulse train. The train of RF pulses is used to power a gas discharge laser. The gas discharge laser outputs a pulse train corresponding to the RF pulse train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Coherent, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Allie
  • Patent number: 8347455
    Abstract: A hand-held cleaning appliance includes a suction conduit, an airflow generator for generating an airflow along the suction conduit, a separating apparatus in communication with the suction conduit for separating dirt and dust from the airflow, a power source for supplying power to the airflow generator and a handgrip enabling a user to maneuver the hand-held cleaning appliance. The handgrip has a first end and a second end. The airflow generator is arranged directly adjacent the first end of the handgrip and the power source is arranged adjacent the second end of the handgrip. By providing a hand-held vacuum cleaner with such an arrangement, the hand-held vacuum cleaner is easier and more comfortable to manipulate in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Dyson, Richard Morgan Hickmott, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 8348597
    Abstract: A fan assembly for creating an air current includes an air outlet mounted on a stand. The stand includes a base and a body tiltable relative to the base. The fan assembly has a center of gravity located so that when the base is located on a substantially horizontal support surface, the projection of the center of gravity on the support surface is within the footprint of the base when the body is in a fully tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 8347522
    Abstract: A drying apparatus has a casing, a cavity formed in the casing for receiving an object, a fan located in the casing and creating an airflow, a motor arranged to drive the fan. At least one opening communicates with the fan and is arranged in the casing so as to direct an airflow transversely across the cavity. The motor and fan arrangement generate an airflow across the cavity, wherein, in use, the pressure of the airflow emitted through the opening is at least 8 kPa. The motor has a rotor which, in use, may rotate at a speed of at least 80,000 rpm. The high velocity, high pressure airflow provided by the apparatus is capable of drying an object efficiently and quickly and is suitable for use in a hand dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Dyson, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 8350821
    Abstract: Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then be normalized so that each sensor generates the same output value for a given amount of touch or hover, providing a uniform response across the sensor panel and enabling subsequent touch or hover events to be more easily detected. After the initial normalization process is complete, the pre-stored baseline can be discarded in favor of a newly captured no-event baseline that may be more accurate than the pre-stored baseline due to temperature or other variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Richards Land, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steve Porter Hotelling
  • Patent number: 8347513
    Abstract: A hand-held saw with a rigid saw frame is disclosed. The rigid frame of the hand-held saw allows a saw blade to remain highly tensioned during the cutting process. The rigid saw frame has a “C-shape,” is unbent, and contains openings that make up a truss-like structure, which distributes an external force that is focused on one portion of the saw frame across other portions of the saw frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Buster Lee Marshall
  • Patent number: 8347456
    Abstract: A cleaner head for a cleaning appliance includes a rotatable brush bar assembly, a motor for driving the brush bar assembly, and a drive mechanism connecting the motor to the brush bar assembly. The drive mechanism includes a rotatable input drive member connected to the motor, a rotatable output drive member connected to the brush bar assembly and moveable relative to the input drive member in a direction substantially orthogonal to the axes of rotation of the drive members, a belt connecting the input drive member to the output drive member, and a belt tensioning member located between the drive members for tensioning the belt by urging the output drive member away from input drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Sweeby, Nigel Youatt Dymond
  • Patent number: 8349607
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for screening for the occurrence of gene silencing (e.g., post transcriptional gene silencing) in an organism. Also provided are methods for isolating silencing agents so identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Plant Bioscience Limited
    Inventors: David Charles Baulcombe, Andrew John Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8349386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a serum protein product, suitable as an ingredient for foods and therapeutic compositions, in particular infant and baby foods. The invention also provides a method for the preparation of the serum protein product, based on micro filtration of milk. The invention provides a method for the preparation of a serum protein product, comprising the preparation of a permeate through micro filtration of cow's milk at a temperature of between 10 and 20° C. utilizing a membrane having a pore size of between 0.3 and 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Friesland Brands B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Glas, Rob Te Biesebeke, Jantje Kromkamp, Gijsbertus Klarenbeek
  • Fan
    Patent number: 8348629
    Abstract: A bladeless fan assembly for creating an air current includes a nozzle mounted on a base housing a device for creating an air flow through the nozzle. The nozzle includes an interior passage for receiving the air flow from the base and a mouth through which the air flow is emitted. The nozzle extends about an axis to define an opening through which air from outside the fan assembly is drawn by the air flow emitted from the mouth. The nozzle includes a surface over which the mouth is arranged to direct the air flow. The surface has a diffuser portion tapering away from the axis, and a guide portion downstream from the diffuser portion and angled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyston Technology Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Gerald Fitton, Frederic Nicolas, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 8348724
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a polishing pad prevents slurry leaks and provides a pad that can be used to provide high optical detection accuracy. The method for manufacturing a polishing pad includes forming a groove for injecting a light-transmitting region forming material on the back surface of a polishing layer; injecting the light-transmitting region forming material into the groove and curing the material to form a light-transmitting region; and buffing the front surface of the polishing layer to expose the light-transmitting region on the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Doura, Junji Hirose, Kenji Nakamura, Takeshi Fukuda, Akinori Sato
  • Patent number: 8348596
    Abstract: A fan assembly for creating an air current includes an air outlet mounted on a stand. The stand includes a base and a body tiltable relative to the base. The fan assembly has a center of gravity located so that when the base is located on a substantially horizontal support surface, the projection of the center of gravity on the support surface is within the footprint of the base when the body is in a fully tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 8350278
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor light-emitting device includes an n type nitride semiconductor layer, a light-emitting layer formed on the n type nitride semiconductor layer, a first p type nitride semiconductor layer formed on the light-emitting layer, an intermediate layer formed on the first p type nitride semiconductor layer to alternately cover and expose a surface of the first p type nitride semiconductor layer, and a second p type nitride semiconductor layer formed on the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer is made of a compound containing Si and N as constituent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Komada
  • Patent number: 8347454
    Abstract: A surface treating appliance includes a main body and a head rotatably connected to the main body about an axis, the main body and the head being provided with first and second electrical connectors, respectively. The first and second electrical connectors can be connected to provide an electrical connection between the main body and the head. One of the first and second electrical connectors is slideable within a channel. By providing an electrical connector within a channel, complicated and potentially unreliable arrangements such as slip-rings can be avoided while still providing an electrical connection between the head and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Giles Ashbee, Robert Thomas Burnham
  • Patent number: 8350010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of VEGF antagonists and alpha5beta1 antagonists for treating cancer and inhibiting angiogenesis and/or vascular permeability, including inhibiting abnormal angiogenesis in diseases. The present invention also relates to use of a VEGFR agonists and alpha5beta1 agonists to promote angiogenesis and vascular permeability. The present invention also relates to new anti-alpha5beta1 antibodies, compositions and kits comprising them and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Anan Chuntharapai, Gregory D. Plowman, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Yan Wu, Weilan Ye
  • Patent number: 8351477
    Abstract: A method of operating a digitally modulated solid state laser is disclosed. The laser is optically pumped by a current-supply driven diode-laser radiation and with output-power stabilized at a desired value by a light regulator cooperative with a power monitor and the current source is disclosed. When the laser is turned on, the current-source is enabled and the light-regulator is disabled. A current regulator allows current from the current-supply to increase until the monitored power reaches the desired value. At this point, the light regulator is enabled and the light regulator assumes control of the current-supply for maintaining the output-power at the desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Coherent GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Böttcher, Axel Kneip
  • Patent number: 8350009
    Abstract: Antibodies and molecules derived therefrom that bind to 161P2F10B protein and variants thereof, are described wherein 161P2F10B exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, 161P2F10B provides a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and/or therapeutic target for cancer. The 161P2F10B gene or fragment thereof, or its encoded protein, or variants thereof, or a fragment thereof, can be used to elicit a humoral or cellular immune response; antibodies or T cells reactive with 161P2F10B can be used in active or passive immunization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Agensys, Inc.
    Inventors: Aya Jakobovits, Steven B. Kanner, Pia M. Challita-Eid, Juan J. Perez-Villar, Daulet Satpaev, Arthur B. Raitano, Robert Kendall Morrison, Karen Jane Meyrick Morrison, Xiao-chi Jia, Jean Gudas
  • Patent number: D673943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Indra Sistemas, S.A.
    Inventor: José Miguel Huertas Moya
  • Patent number: D674159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dyson Limited
    Inventors: James Dyson, Peter David Gammack, Paul Dawson