Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 8348986
    Abstract: A photostimulation apparatus may include: a membrane for insertion into a living body; and at least one cell disposed on the membrane. Each cell may include a first light source for irradiating light to a photosensitive material in the living body. Further, a photostimulation apparatus may include: a membrane for insertion into a living body; and at least one first light source disposed on the membrane for irradiating light to a photosensitive material in the living body. Since the photostimulation apparatus is placed on the surface of cortex or dura, it may minimize damage of the brain tissue and may activate and/or inhibit a large area simultaneously using light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jee Hyun Choi, Guk Bae Kim, Hee Sup Shin, Ho Kun Sung
  • Patent number: 8350117
    Abstract: A wound cover comprising: an absorber layer made of a functional non-woven comprising at least first and second filaments; wherein said first filaments comprise a core of a polyethylene terephthalate and a sheath of polyolefin, and a silver source is incorporated in the sheath; and wherein said second filaments comprise a core of polyacrylonitrile and a sheath of polyacryl; wherein the absorber layer is capable of absorbing from 0.15 to 1.20 ml/cm2 of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Biocell Gesellschaft fuer Biotechnology mbH
    Inventors: Harald K. Horchler, Daniela Horchler
  • Patent number: 8348454
    Abstract: A flashlight having a handle with a clamp integrated therein, so that the flashlight can be used in either hands-free or in a portable mode. The handle of the flashlight can comprise clamp arms that are biased in a closed position, and can form a clamp, which can be affixed to an object. A battery housing can be disposed between the clamp arms, or one or both of the clamp arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Blackbeam LLC
    Inventors: Louis F. Henry, Justin Cohen
  • Patent number: 8345588
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus which can simultaneously conduct communication on at least two frequency channels is described. The apparatus includes a communication unit which refers to a connection management table to determine a communication system which can be used by a wireless communication terminal using an identifier of the wireless communication terminal, and conducts communication with the wireless communication terminal on a second frequency channel using the communication system, when a request from the wireless communication terminal to change the first frequency channel to the second frequency channel is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko Adachi, Toshihisa Nabetani, Kiyoshi Toshimitsu, Tatsuma Hirano
  • Patent number: 8346083
    Abstract: An optical line terminal calculates a requirement threshold for each optical subscriber unit based on a difference between the time average allocated bandwidth of each optical subscriber unit and the target bandwidth, and notifies a corresponding optical subscriber unit of the calculated requirement threshold. The corresponding optical subscriber unit then notifies, based on the data amount accumulated in a buffer, the optical line terminal of a data amount, as a transmission requirement, up to a data separation that is less or equal to the notified requirement threshold and in which a maximum transmission amount can be transmitted. The optical line terminal then notifies the corresponding optical subscriber unit of a transmission permission amount in which the data equal to the transmission requirement of which the optical line terminal is notified can be transmitted. The corresponding optical subscriber unit then transmits the data amount corresponding to the transmission permission amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Murayama, Noriyuki Oota, Noriki Miki
  • Patent number: 8341968
    Abstract: A method of cooling multiple beverage components involves: providing a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of sheets of heat transfer material and at least first and second flow channels defined by surfaces made at least in part by the sheets of heat transfer material; directing a first and second fluid respectively through the first and second flow channels, each of the first and second fluids being selected from the group consisting of non-carbonated water, carbonated water, beverage concentrates and non-concentrated beverages; placing ice in contact with at least one of the sheets of heat transfer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry L. Landers, Charles Benjamin Miller
  • Patent number: 8341977
    Abstract: A rough mold of a machine for forming glass items is provided with a multifunctional group, which has a common support head; a handling device for moving the common head along a first handling axis; and a further handling device for rotating the common head about a second handling axis. The common head being fitted with a mold closing member for sealing the top opening of the rough mold, and at least one further operating member selectable from a funnel-shaped member for guiding at least one glass gob into the rough mold, a blowing member for blowing pressurized air into the rough mold, and one or more members for treating the inner surface of the rough mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bottero S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianclaudio Borsarelli, Mario Balbi, Maurizio Barolo
  • Patent number: 8346790
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for ensuring the quality of processed corporate entity data, the method comprising: sequentially processing the corporate entity data through a series of serially connected drivers, the serially connected drivers comprise a data collection driver, an entity matching driver, an identification number driver, a corporate linkage driver, and a predictive indicator driver; and conducting a quality assurance of the corporate entity data as it is processed in each of the driver, wherein the quality assurance comprises: (i) sampling the corporate entity data from each the driver periodically, thereby generating sample data; (ii) evaluating the sample data; and (iii) adjusting the processing based upon the evaluation, thereby producing high quality data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
    Inventors: Sandra L. Stoker, Ahmad Tariq Sharif, Michael E. Prevoznak, Christopher John Lucas, Charles R. Benke, Maria P. Seckler, Alan Duckworth
  • Patent number: 8341243
    Abstract: An apparatus includes unit storing scripts includes a tree structure, each of the scripts including at least one of a child-node script and content, unit selecting a parent-node script among the scripts, and acquiring to analyze a child-node script if the child-node script exists, unit acquiring content if content exists, unit retrieving substitute content if the acquisition of content ends in failure and if content indicates retrieving substitute content, unit retrieving the substitute-child-node script if the acquisition of the child-node script ends in failure and if the child-node script indicates retrieving the substitute-child-node script, and retrieving the substitute-parent-node script when content or the child-node script shows retrieving the substitute-parent-node script, unit acquiring substitute content when substitute content is found, unit acquiring the substitute-child-node script and the substitute-parent-node script when the substitute-child-node script and the substitute-parent-node script a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Odaka, Satoshi Ozaki, Eiji Tokita, Shirou Wakayama, Yoshiki Terashima, Kensaku Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8336741
    Abstract: An ice dispenser includes an ice storage bin with a drive shaft aperture and an ice dispensing aperture; an ice dispensing chute connected to the storage bin in proximity to the ice dispensing aperture; a paddlewheel inside the storage bin; and a drive mechanism, including a drive shaft passing through tile drive shaft aperture, for rotation of the paddlewheel. The drive shaft is connected to tile paddlewheel in such a fashion that the paddlewheel is prevented from disengaging from the drive shaft during normal operation of the ice dispensing apparatus, but the drive shaft can be disengaged from the paddlewheel in order to be able to remove the drive mechanism from the ice dispenser without accessing the ice storage bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenton J. Graviss, Merritt Todd Teague, Dennis Lee Heinz
  • Patent number: 8338318
    Abstract: Antiballistic armor is provided that includes a glass-ceramic component having 50 to 70 weight percent SiO2, 15 to 25 weight percent Al2O3, 0.5 to 5 weight percent ZrO2, 0.1 to 10 weight percent Li2O, 1 to 5 weight percent TiO2. The glass ceramic component has a main crystalline phase that comprises keatite mixed crystal in a compositional range of LiAlSi2O6 to LiAlSi4O10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Siebers, Hans-Juergen Lemke, Kurt Schaupert, Thilo Zachau
  • Patent number: 8337994
    Abstract: A method for providing improved moisture protection to a wood board flooring comprising a plurality of solid wood components which together form the wood board, such that the wood board has a first surface and a second surface, the method comprising: applying a coating to at least one of the first and second surfaces of the wood board, the coating being substantially free of water and solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Havco Wood Products, LLC
    Inventor: Gopalkrishna Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 8333207
    Abstract: An arm includes a tubular body that is rotatable. The tubular body has a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion between the first end portion and the second end portion. The first end portion is bent in a first direction forming a first angle with the intermediate portion, and the second end portion is bent in a second direction forming a second angle with the intermediate portion. A plurality of nozzles are through the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Jackson MSC LLC
    Inventors: James Scott Calhoun, Walter Ray Lambert, Clifford Ernest Neuman
  • Patent number: 8333927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hole-jetting type reactor and its applications, in particular to a process for the production of isocyanates by the phosgenation of aliphatic or aromatic diamines or triamines in the gas phase using this reactor. The present invention achieves a good mixing and reacting result of the gas-phase phosgenation reaction at a high temperature by improving the mixing of reactants in the reactor to reduce the possibility of forming swirls and eliminate negative pressure produced at a local jet area, which can finally reduce back-mixing and formation of solid by-products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethanes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiansheng Ding, Yong hua Shang, Deqiang Ma, Jingquan Hao, Peicheng Luo, Shuang Hu
  • Patent number: 8335034
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical device comprising a pair of specifically designed plate-like diffractive optical elements successively arranged in parallel to each other. Placing the two diffractive optical elements in succession and in parallel to each other in a certain distance, the combination optically corresponds to a single diffractive optical element, and it can perform similar tasks, acting as a lens, an axicon, a phase shifter, or a spiral phase plate. If one of the diffractive optical elements is rotated with respect to the other around a common central axis, the property of the optical device, like the focal length, the refractive power, helical index, or phase shift changes continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck
    Inventors: Stefan Bernet, Monika Ritsch-Marte
  • Patent number: 8335288
    Abstract: In a method for communication, first and second signals for timing synchronization are generated. Frequencies of the first and second signals are converted to other frequencies to obtain a first and second RF signals, which have a specific frequency gap therebetween. The first and second RF signals are combined to obtain a transmission signal, and the transmission signal is transmitted. When the transmission signal is received as a received signal, the frequency of the received signal is shifted by the specific frequency gap to obtain a converted signal. A complex conjugation of the converted signal calculated to obtain a complex conjugation signal. The received signal and the complex conjugation signal are multiplied to obtain a multiplication signal to calculate cross-correlation between a product of the first and second signals and the multiplication signal. A peak of the cross-correlation is detected to set a base time for timing synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ren Sakata, Tazuko Tomioka
  • Patent number: 8329760
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical compositions in the form of an emulsion and containing a continuous liquid phase, for example, an aqueous phase, liquid droplets dispersed in the continuous phase, a pharmaceutically active compound, a Hseih enhancer, and a hydrocolloid emulsifying agent and in which, for example, the active compound is dissolved in the aqueous phase or in the liquid droplets, and the use of such composition to treat a condition in a patient, for example, diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Gyurik
  • Patent number: 8321969
    Abstract: A bidet having a variable nozzle. The bidet includes a linear channel connected to a feed channel through which water is fed, a nozzle part connected to the linear channel and ejecting the water toward an area of the human body to be washed, and a variable channel connected to opposite sides of the nozzle part and feeding the water to the nozzle part while the water to be ejected is pressurized symmetrically on the opposite sides of the nozzle part. Thereby, the bidet can adjust a spreading angle of the water ejected from the nozzle part according to an area to be washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Woongjin Conway Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Worl Jin
  • Patent number: D673008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Valderrama, Stuart Naft
  • Patent number: D673185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Marty J. LaFond, William E. Olson, Jr., John T. Sara, III