Patents Represented by Attorney Nields & Lemack
  • Patent number: 8343356
    Abstract: Installation for treating a biological liquid, including a circulation pump (5), a filter element (9), a container for collecting treated liquid, a first circuit section connecting a source of said biological liquid to an inlet orifice of said filter element (9), including a circuit element adapted to cooperate with said circulation pump (5); a second circuit section, connecting an outlet orifice of said filter element (9) to said treated liquid collecting container; characterized in that said treated liquid collecting container, said first circuit section and said second circuit section are disposable and said installation further includes a first cart (1) carrying said pump (5) and a second cart (2) including a housing (14) for said collecting container, separable from the first cart (1) and adapted to be at least partly nested in said first cart (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Beulay, Virginie Buisson, Sebastien Cirou, Cecile Delbos, Marc Hlavacek, Frans Mels, Rene Reinbigler, Jean-Louis Weissenbach
  • Patent number: 8338700
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device using a semiconductor fine material such as a semiconductor fine particle sensitized with a dye carried thereon, characterized in that the dye is a methine type dye having a specific partial structure, for example, a methine type dye having a specific carboxyl-substituted hetero ring on one side of a methine group and an aromatic residue substituted with a dialkylamino group or an organic metal complex residue on the other side of the methine group, or a methine type dye having a carboxyl-substituted aromatic ring on one side of a methine group and a heteroaromatic ring having a dialkylamino group or an organic metal complex residue on the otherside of the methine group; and a solar cell using the photoelectric conversion element. The photoelectric conversion element exhibits a conversion efficiency comparable or superior to that of a conventionally known photoelectric conversion element sensitized with a methine type dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Ikeda, Koichiro Shigaki, Teruhisa Inoue
  • Patent number: 8338701
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device using a semiconductor fine material such as a semiconductor fine particle sensitized with a dye carried thereon, characterized in that the dye is a methine type dye having a specific partial structure, for example, a methine type dye having a specific carboxyl-substituted hetero ring on one side of a methine group and an aromatic residue substituted with a dialkylamino group or an organic metal complex residue on the other side of the methine group, or a methine type dye having a carboxyl-substituted aromatic ring on one side of a methine group and a heteroaromatic ring having a dialkylamino group or an organic metal complex residue on the other side of the methine group; and a solar cell using the photoelectric conversion element. The photoelectric conversion element exhibits a conversion efficiency comparable or superior to that of a conventionally known photoelectric conversion element sensitized with a methine type dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Ikeda, Koichiro Shigaki, Teruhisa Inoue
  • Patent number: 8334364
    Abstract: [Problems] A derivative of a nucleic acid antimetabolite is demanded which can show a high therapeutic effect at a low dose. [Means For Solving Problems] Disclosed is a high molecular weight derivative of a nucleic acid antimetabolite, which is characterized by comprising a high molecular weight compound comprising a polyethylene glycol moiety and a polymer moiety having a carboxyl group in a side chain and a nucleoside derivative which can act as a nucleic acid antimetabolite, wherein the carboxyl group in the side chain is bound to a hydroxyl group in the nucleoside derivative via an ester bond. Also disclosed is a method for producing the high molecular weight derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nipon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichiro Yamamoto, Kazutoshi Takashio
  • Patent number: 8322010
    Abstract: Fastening tool for driving a fastener such as a staple into a substrate a predetermined distance. The tool includes a housing and a driver reciprocally mounted in the housing and moveable with respect to the housing, the driver having a driving surface for engaging a fastener such as a staple. A magazine assembly is associated with the housing for positioning and aligning the fastener in the path of the driver so that when actuated, the driver strikes the fastener and forcibly ejects it from the magazine into the substrate to a predetermined extent so as to adjust or control the holding power of the fastener about the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Acme Staple Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Onno Boswinkel, Robert Haynes
  • Patent number: 8323669
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide a novel taxane derivative which can release the medicinal substance in a bioenzyme-independent manner, is expected to have an effective therapeutic efficacy, and has a water-solubility. [Means for Solving Problems] Disclosed is a polymer conjugate of a taxane, which comprises a polymer having a polyethylene glycol moiety and two or more succinic acid monoamide moieties and a taxane, wherein a carboxylate group in the polymer and an alcoholic hydroxyl group in the taxane are bound to each other via an ester bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Kitagawa, Keizou Ishikawa, Takeshi Onda
  • Patent number: 8321167
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surveying instrument, which comprises rotating units operated rotatably, supporting units to support the rotating units, a reflection mirror portion provided on one of the supporting unit or the rotating unit, tilt sensors arranged on the other of the supporting unit and the rotating unit and for projecting a detecting light and for detecting a relative tilting of the reflection surface of the reflection mirror portion with respect to the supporting unit by receiving the detecting light reflected by the reflection mirror portion, and a control unit for calculating an unsteadiness of rotation of the rotating unit based on a signal from the tilt sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Yasuhito Haijima, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8319952
    Abstract: A geographic data collecting system, comprising a distance measuring unit for projecting a distance measuring light and for measuring a distance to an object to be measured, a camera for taking an image in measuring direction, a display unit for displaying the pickup image, a touch panel provided to correspond to a screen position of the display unit, a tilt sensor for detecting a tilting of the measuring direction, and an arithmetic unit for calculating a distance to the object to be measured by giving consideration on the tilting in the measuring direction and a point-to-point distance as specified on the image by specifying two or more points of the object to be measured on a displayed image via the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Hitoshi Otani, Atsushi Tanahashi, Hiroshi Inaba, Takeshi Ishida, Junki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8313630
    Abstract: Method for the removal of ions and ionizable substances from a polar liquid (10) comprising at least one process wherein said polar liquid (10) is split into a first stream (F1) and a second stream (F2), Said first stream (F1) passing through an electrochemically regenerable ion-exchange material (2) located where an electric field between two electrodes (4, 5) is applied, said first stream (F1) flowing from one electrode (4) to the other electrode (5) so that the ions to be removed are migrating in the direction reverse to the first stream flow through said ion-exchange material (2), Said second stream (F2) rinsing said one electrode (4), and said material is regenerated by the ions which are formed at the other electrode (5). Device in particular for the implementation of said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Andrej Grabowski
  • Patent number: 8313671
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heterocyclic compound characterized by being represented by formula (1), and a composition of the compound. Also disclosed is an organic electronic device using the compound. (In formula (1), X1, X2 and X3 each independently represents a sulfur atom or a selenium atom; and R1-R6 each independently represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxyl group, a mercapto group, an alkylthio group, a boronic acid group, a nitro group, a substituted amino group, an amide group, an acyl group, a carboxyl group, an acyloxy group, a cyano group, a sulfo group, a sulfamoyl group, an alkylsulfamoyl group, a carbamoyl group, an alkylcarbamoyl group or a hydrogen atom, provided that all the R1-R6 are not hydrogen atoms at the same time.) The compound represented by formula (1) is suitable for use in an organic electronic device such as an organic EL element, an organic transistor element and a liquid crystal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Hiroshima University, Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kuwabara, Masaaki Ikeda, Kazuo Takimiya
  • Patent number: 8310535
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surveying system, which comprises a surveying device 1 having a function for tracking a target 13 and a remote control device 16 for remotely controlling the surveying device on a target side, wherein the surveying device comprises measuring units 21, 25 and 27, image pickup units 22 and 23, a first radio unit 33, and a first control arithmetic unit 29, and the remote control device comprises a second radio unit 37, a second control arithmetic unit 35, a second display unit 18, and a second operation input unit 20, wherein the surveying device transmits an image data acquired at the image pickup unit to the remote control device via the radio unit, and the remote control device receives the image data via the second radio unit and the second display unit displays the image in inversion display based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Terukazu Nagashima, Hajime Shinozaki, Yoshikatsu Miyao
  • Patent number: 8310653
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a laser scanner measuring system, which has a laser scanner and a calibration target, wherein the laser scanner comprises a light emitting element for emitting a pulsed laser beam, a rotary projecting unit for projecting the pulsed laser beam for scanning, a distance measuring unit, which has a distance measuring light receiving unit, for measuring a distance by receiving a reflection light from an object to be measured, and a control unit for driving and controlling the light emitting element and the distance measuring unit, and wherein the calibration target has a reflection sector with a known shape and with high reflectance and is installed at a known position, comprising a step for judging a reflected pulsed laser beam from the reflection sector as received by the distance measuring light receiving unit by detecting a level of light quantity, a step for determining a center position of the reflection sector based on the result of the judgment, and a step for calibratin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ogawa, Hiroto Shibuya, Shigeyuki Yamaguchi, Ryousuke Miyoshi, You Sasaki, Hiroyuki Konno, Jeffrey Robert DeBoer
  • Patent number: 8303698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for transmitting information between a device within a housing to a second device, preferably a test or monitoring unit, outside of the housing. There are numerous issues associated with transferring information from within a sealed housing to an external device. In some cases, the use of wires inside the housing may be impractical, due to internal conditions, such as fluid flow, pressure or temperature. In one embodiment, the antenna of the external RF reading device is electrically connected to the dome of the housing. In another embodiment, the device within the housing is electrically connected to a housing component. In another embodiment, the gasket is used to pass information from within the housing to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Grzonka, Michael Joens, Aaron Burke
  • Patent number: 8297128
    Abstract: A device for determining a physical value of a liquid flowing in a pipe, without contact with the liquid. The device includes: a sensor for the physical value; a connector to insert into the pipe and including: an internal passage extending between two apertures, a flexible membrane for a pressure sensor, forming a wall of the internal passage; and a fastening mechanism for fastening the sensor onto the connector. The sensor is a temperature sensor fastened to the connector with the sensitive part of the sensor turned towards the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Cecile Delbos, Jean-Louis Weissenbach, James Vigna, Martin Morrissey, Rene Reinbigler
  • Patent number: 8298322
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for transmitting information between a device within a housing to a second device, preferably a test or monitoring unit, outside of the housing. There are numerous issues associated with transferring information from within a sealed housing to an external device. In some cases, the use of wires inside the housing may be impractical, due to internal conditions, such as fluid flow, pressure or temperature. In one embodiment, the antenna of the external RF reading device is electrically connected to the dome of the housing. In another embodiment, the device within the housing is electrically connected to a housing component. In another embodiment, the gasket is used to pass information from within the housing to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Grzonka, Michael Joens, Aaron Burke
  • Patent number: 8298323
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for transmitting information between a device within a housing to a second device, preferably a test or monitoring unit, outside of the housing. There are numerous issues associated with transferring information from within a sealed housing to an external device. In some cases, the use of wires inside the housing may be impractical, due to internal conditions, such as fluid flow, pressure or temperature. In one embodiment, the antenna of the external RF reading device is electrically connected to the dome of the housing. In another embodiment, the device within the housing is electrically connected to a housing component. In another embodiment, the gasket is used to pass information from within the housing to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Grzonka, Michael Joens, Aaron Burke
  • Patent number: 8291515
    Abstract: A garment such as a shirt, blouse, jersey, vest or jacket, having a plurality of fastening points for attachment of a shirt stay, shirt holder or other retaining harness therethrough. The fastening points ensure that the garment remains tucked in to promote a uniform, neat appearance. Also disclosed is a method of retaining a garment in proper orientation on a wearer by providing a plurality of fastening points in the garment, at least some of which are preferably in pairs, such that each fastening point within a pair can be aligned with the other of the pair, and the pair can cooperatively receive a fastening mechanism therethrough to anchor the garment in place. The fastening points are positioned so that when one or more shirt stays, holders, harnesses or the like are properly engaged in the fastening points, a desired appearance of the garment being worn is created and maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Scott Griffith Carter
  • Patent number: 8294769
    Abstract: A surveying device, comprising a first image pickup unit for projecting a laser beam and for receiving a reflection light from a target, a second image pickup unit for acquiring an image including the target, drive units for shifting collimating directions of the image pickup units, an image processing unit for processing images taken by the image pickup units, and a control arithmetic unit for controlling the drive units so that the image pickup units are directed toward the target is disclosed. The image processing of the image by the first image pickup unit is a light spot detection processing. The image processing of the image by the second image pickup unit is an image matching with a template image. The control arithmetic unit controls the drive units so that the target is tracked based on the result of the light spot detection processing or the image matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Hitoshi Otani, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: D670346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kix Sports Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Steve Pye, Christopher Way
  • Patent number: D673292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip Clark, Kurt E. Greenizen