Patents Represented by Attorney Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
  • Patent number: 8349854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to salt forms of N-{4-[3-chloro-4-(3-fluoro-benzyloxy)phenylamino]-quinazolin-6-yl}-acrylamide as exemplified by formula (I), methods of preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same and their use thereof. The salt forms of the present invention, which possess excellent tumor inhibitory activity, good bioavailability and low toxicity in an animal body, are suitable for use of preparation of anti-tumor medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shanghai Allist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianhui Guo, Yong Jiang
  • Patent number: 8351275
    Abstract: Provided is a programming method that increases writing performance of a flash memory device. The programming method for a flash memory device that includes a plurality of banks including a plurality of memory cells for storing multi-bit data includes the following: programming a most significant bit (MSB) page with respect to banks of a first bank group; programming a least significant bit (LSB) page with respect to banks of a second bank group; programming the MSB page with respect to the banks of the second bank group; and programming the LSB page with respect to the banks of the first bank group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jin Choi, Chan-ik Park
  • Patent number: 8352488
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for a distributed associative memory base. Such methods may include providing a distributed memory base that includes a network of networks of associative memory networks. The memory base may include a network of associative memory networks, a respective associative memory network comprising associations among a respective observer entity and a plurality of observed entities that are observed by the respective observer entity. Ones of the associative memory networks are physically and/or logically independent from other ones of the associative memory networks. Methods include imagining associations from the associative memory base using a plurality of streaming queues that correspond to ones of a plurality of rows of ones of the associative memory networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saffron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Fleming, Yen-min Huang
  • Patent number: 8351973
    Abstract: A mobile station receives data for sending to a destination device and determines whether to send the data to the destination device via either short message service (SMS) over service access point identifier 0 (SAPI-0) or SMS over SAPI-3, where SAPI-0 and SAPI-3 comprise different service access points associated with a data link layer of a mobile network. The mobile station selectively sends the location information to the destination device via either SMS over SAPI-0, or via SMS over SAPI-3, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Regina Johannesson, Anne-Lott Hedberg, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Karl Hellwig
  • Patent number: 8351980
    Abstract: Methods of detecting proximity between a mobile terminal and a wireless accessory device having an associated support function for use with the mobile terminal include establishing a wireless communication connection between the wireless accessory device and the mobile terminal. The established wireless communication connection is utilized to provide the associated support function. In addition, a wireless signal having a limited range is communicated between the mobile terminal and the wireless accessory device. The wireless signal indicates a proximity between the mobile terminal and the wireless accessory device. An alert signal indicating that the proximity between the mobile terminal and the wireless accessory device has exceeded a predetermined range is provided responsive to the communicated wireless signal when the established wireless communication connection is not being utilized to provide the associated support function. Related devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Ivan Nelson Wakefield
  • Patent number: 8348184
    Abstract: A waterless method of processing coal to remove impurities therefrom includes drying a batch of coal to remove moisture therefrom, pulverizing the coal into individual coal particles to liberate impurity particles from the coal and without substantially reducing the size of the impurity particles, and separating the impurity particles and pulverized coal particles into respective product streams via air classification. The dryer includes a plurality of rotating paddles, and an air stream forces the coal through the plurality of rotating paddles to pulverize the coal into individual particles and liberate the impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robbins & Avant Mineral Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Avant, Jr., Riley D. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8352768
    Abstract: In a method of controlling the power state of a peripheral device, the peripheral is changed from a first power state to a second power state in response to communications across a network connected to the peripheral indicating that a user is proximately located to the peripheral. A user may be determined to be proximately located to the peripheral by monitoring communications across the network to detect traffic that is associated with a user logging onto a computer that can utilize the peripheral, by discovering a wireless terminal that is associated with a user and which is proximately located to the peripheral, by receiving information from a cellular communication network across the network that indicates that a user of the peripheral is proximately located to the peripheral, and/or in response to a time of day and/or day of week/month schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Starr, Jerry Liu
  • Patent number: 8350633
    Abstract: Periodic signal generators include an oscillator circuit, which is configured to generate a first periodic signal at an output thereof, and a piezoelectric-based microelectromechanical resonator. The resonator is configured to generate a second periodic signal at a first electrode thereof, which is electrically coupled to the oscillator circuit. A variable impedance circuit is provided, which is electrically coupled to a second electrode of the piezoelectric-based microelectromechanical resonator. The variable impedance circuit is configured to passively modify a frequency of the second periodic signal by changing an induced electromechanical stiffness in at least a portion of the piezoelectric-based microelectromechanical resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Reza Abdolvand, Mohsen Shahmohammadi Ghahsareh, Mohammad J. Modarres-Zadeh
  • Patent number: 8349887
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel conformationally-defined macrocyclic compounds that have been demonstrated to be selective modulators of the ghrelin receptor (growth hormone secretagogue receptor, GHS-R1a and subtypes, isoforms and variants thereof). Methods of synthesizing the novel compounds are also described herein. These compounds are useful as agonists of the ghrelin receptor and as medicaments for treatment and prevention of a range of medical conditions including, but not limited to, metabolic and/or endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disorders, obesity and obesity-associated disorders, central nervous system disorders, genetic disorders, hyperproliferative disorders and inflammatory disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tranzyme Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme L. Fraser, Hamid R. Hoveyda, Mark L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8350348
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic memory device and a method of forming the same. The method may include forming a pinning pattern on a substrate; forming a first interlayer insulating layer that exposes the pinning pattern on the substrate; forming a pinned layer, a tunneling barrier layer and a second magnetic conductive layer on the pinning pattern; and forming a pinned pattern, a tunnel barrier pattern and a second magnetic conductive pattern by performing a patterning process on the pinned layer, the tunnel barrier layer and the second magnetic conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KyungTae Nam, Byeungchul Kim, Seung-Yeol Lee
  • Patent number: 8348094
    Abstract: A singulating disc, carried by a housing, has a plurality of openings around its periphery. The disc rotates vertically through a pickup chamber of a hopper carried by the housing. A vacuum is pulled through the openings by a pump which is connected to the disc. Items are placed in the hopper and, via gravity, fall to the bottom of the hopper where they contact the periphery of the rotating disc. The vacuum at the openings attaches an item and holds it while the disc rotates. At the top of the discs rotation, a diverter directs the item into a path depending on the results of a fragment detection and/or counting mechanism. Items that are allowed to pass by the diverter are scraped off the disc into another path by a scraper. Negative pressure is used to singulate and count a multitude of sizes and shapes of items with no calibration. Retractable paddles, a vacuum management system, and RFID tags may be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Remis, Adam Hahn, Raymond Rhodes, John Volkar
  • Patent number: 8351328
    Abstract: In a method and device the TCP load offered in the uplink is manipulated such that an offered load asymmetry is achieved. Using such an arrangement it is possible to compensate for a link asymmetry when uplink and downlink connections are sharing the same uplink buffer in order to increase performance of the downlink. The method and device are capable of increasing the download performance both in the case when TCP connections are terminated in a different device than the terminal where the link layer is terminated, as well as when the TCP connections are terminated in the same device as the link-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Sagfors, Waqas Akbar, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 8352640
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a universal serial bus (USB) interface therein. This USB interface is configured to support at least first and second different USB interface standards. These different interface standards are selected by the electronic device in response to comparing a voltage level of a signal provided to said USB interface relative to a reference voltage generated within the electronic device. The signal provided to the USB may be a power supply signal, the first USB standard may be a USB 2.0 interface standard and the second USB standard may be an inter-chip USB interface standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Bum Kim, Sang-Wook Kang, Seong-Hyun Kim, Chul-Joon Choi, Jong-Sang Choi
  • Patent number: 8348427
    Abstract: Systems for extended depth frequency domain optical coherence tomography are provided including a detection system configured to sample spectral elements at substantially equal frequency intervals, wherein a spectral width associated with the sampled spectral elements is not greater than one-half of the frequency interval. Related methods are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bioptigen, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L. Buckland, Joseph A. Izatt, Bradley A. Bower, Robert H. Hart
  • Patent number: 8350461
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for combining light emitters and devices including the same. Embodiments include methods of selecting combinations of multiple light emitters that are grouped into multiple bins. The multiple bins correspond to multiple emitter group regions in a multiple axis color space and multiple luminosity ranges. Such methods may include prioritizing multiple combinations of light emitters from at least two of the bins, each of the combinations including chromaticity values corresponding to a desired color region and a luminosity value corresponding to a specified luminosity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Chenhua You, John Roberts
  • Patent number: 8351849
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a transceiver configured for communication using multiple radio access technologies. An antenna array is coupled to the transceiver, and includes a first antenna element and a second antenna element. A control circuit is operable to detect an available one of the radio access technologies based on a wireless signal received at the antenna array, and is operable to automatically alter a configuration of the antenna array by switching the first and/or second antenna elements between active and inactive states responsive to detection of the available one of the radio access technologies. Related methods of operation are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Zhinong Ying
  • Patent number: 8350627
    Abstract: A power amplifier (10) configured to generate impedances at harmonic frequencies such that the power amplifier (10) operates in a class C mode in a low output amplitude range and in a class F or inverse F mode in a high output amplitude range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Richard Hellberg
  • Patent number: 8350500
    Abstract: Provided is a solid state lighting apparatus that includes multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs) including at least a first LED and a second LED. The apparatus includes a thermal sensor that is configured to provide a temperature signal corresponding to an operating condition of the solid state lighting apparatus and a control circuit that is configured to receive the temperature signal and to selectively interrupt electrical current to a portion of the plurality of light emitting diodes responsive to the temperature signal including a value that exceeds a high temperature limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Negley, Antony P. van de Ven
  • Patent number: 8345467
    Abstract: A Resistance based Random Access Memory (ReRAM) can include a sense amplifier circuit that includes a first input coupled to a bit line of a reference cell in a first block of the ReRAM responsive to a read operation to a second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jo Kim, Kyung-Tae Nam, In-Gyu Baek, Se-Chung Oh, Jang-Eun Lee, Jun-Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 8346501
    Abstract: An industrial roll includes: a substantially cylindrical core having an outer surface; a polymeric cover circumferentially overlying the core outer surface; and a sensing system. The sensing system comprises: a plurality of sensors embedded in the cover, the sensors configured to detect an operating parameter of the roll and provide signals representative of the operating parameter, wherein one of the plurality of sensors is a tracking sensor and the remaining sensors are non-tracking sensors; and a processor operatively associated with the sensors that processes signals provided by the sensors. The sensors are arranged at a substantially equal radial distance from the core outer surface, such that they define a circle when viewed from an end of the roll. Each of the non-tracking sensors is further arranged at a substantially equal first angular distance from its immediate non-tracking sensor neighbors, two endmost non-tracking sensors defining an angular gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Stowe Woodward, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kisang Pak