Patents Represented by Attorney Osha • Liang LLP
  • Patent number: 8349193
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for separating drilling fluid from drill cuttings are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gary E. Fout
  • Patent number: 8344179
    Abstract: A method of recovering formate from halide-contaminated formate brine that includes mixing a formate recovery solvent and the halide-contaminated formate brine; separating halide contaminants from the formate; and recovering the formate from the formate recovery solvent is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: M-1 L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert L. Horton, Hui Zhang, Morris Arvie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8344102
    Abstract: A nanoparticle contains a core including superparamagnetic nanoparticles and having an outer surface, and siloxanyl moieties covalently coupled to the outer surface of the core and having Formula (I): In formula (I): X1 and X2 independently represent methylene, ethylene or propylene; R represents an optionally substituted pyridyl group, or —S—R is a group derived from a targeting ligand containing —SH group and effective to bind specifically with a predetermined targeted cell in an object; n and m independently represent an integer ranging from 1 to 3; and p represents an integer ranging from 9 to 45. The nanoparticles are suitable for use as a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yun-Ming Wang, Ting-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 8338656
    Abstract: This invention pertains to separating an olefin stream into at least two olefin streams. The olefin stream that is to be separated is low in diene composition, which allows the olefin stream to be compressed at a relatively high temperature without causing fouling problems in the compressor system. The invention is particularly relevant to separating olefins obtained from an oxygen to olefins unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Lummus Technology Inc., ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David Ritchie Lumgair, Michael Peter Nicoletti, Ram Mallik, Wadie Malaty, Malcolm Pettigrew
  • Patent number: 8331341
    Abstract: A base station for transmitting a synchronization signal on a synchronization channel with a system bandwidth which is less than the maximum system bandwidth in a radio communication system supporting multiple system bandwidths includes a multiplexing unit configured to multiplex the synchronization channel and a channel other than the synchronization channel based on a characteristic of a reception filter used in a mobile station. The multiplexing unit may place the synchronization channel and the channel other than the synchronization channel on continuous subcarriers. Alternatively, the multiplexing unit may assign a guard band or a cyclic prefix to a transition band of the reception filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Motohiro Tanno, Kenichi Higuchi, Mamoru Sawahashi
  • Patent number: 8312944
    Abstract: A percussion drilling assembly for boring into the earth. In an embodiment, the assembly comprises a tubular case having a central axis, an upper end, and a lower end. In addition, the assembly comprises a piston slidingly disposed within the tubular case. Further, the assembly comprises a driver sub coaxially coupled to the lower end of the tubular case. The driver sub includes an upper end disposed within the case and a lower end extending axially from the lower end of the case. Still further, the assembly comprises a hammer bit coaxially disposed within the driver sub. The hammer bit including an upper end disposed within the driver sub and a lower end extending from the lower end of the driver sub. The upper end of the driver sub extends axially from the upper end of the hammer bit and is adapted to receive the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Marshall, Shantanu Swadi, Michael Krauel
  • Patent number: 8314280
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the production of C2 to C3 olefins via the catalytic cracking of feedstocks including C4 and heavier olefins in an integrated reaction/regeneration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Gartside, Robert Haines
  • Patent number: 8307492
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for linking (10) a windscreen wiper blade with an arm driving the wiper blade into a wiping movement, which is connected to a connector (12) for the joint-mounting of the wiper blade with the arm about a transversal axis (A), the linking device (10) being fastened to the wiper blade and being mobile for pivoting with respect to the connector (12) about said transversal axis (A), characterized in that the linking device (10) includes a portion (30) able to abut against a component (24) of the connector (12) for limiting the amplitude of the pivoting of the linking device (10) with respect to the connector (12) about the transversal axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Patent number: 8306187
    Abstract: A method for determining the density of a fluid that includes disposing a gamma-ray source proximate to a vessel containing the fluid is provided. The optimal position of a gamma-ray detector with respect to the gamma-ray source is determined. A gamma-ray detector is position at the optimal position, and the density of the fluid is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Kulik, Alexander Joseph Esin, Nikolay Baturin, Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 8299287
    Abstract: Certain metallocene compounds are provided that, when used as a component in a supported polymerization catalyst under industrially relevant polymerization conditions, afford high molar mass homo polymers or copolymers like polypropylene or propylene/ethylene copolymers without the need for any ?-branched substituent in either of the two available 2-positions of the indenyl ligands. The substituent in the 2-position of one indenyl ligand can be any radical comprising hydrogen, methyl, or any other C2-C40 hydrocarbon which is not branched in the ?-position, and the substituent in the 2-position of the other indenyl ligand can be any C4-C40 hydrocarbon radical with the proviso that this hydrocarbon radical is branched in the ?-position. This metallocene topology affords high melting point, very high molar mass homo polypropylene and very high molar mass propylene-based copolymers. The activity/productivity levels of catalysts including the metallocenes of the present invention are exceptionally high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Lammus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Anita Dimeska, Ralph-Dieter Maier, Nicola S. Paczkowski, Matthew Grant Thorn, Andreas Winter, Joerg Schulte, Thorsten Sell
  • Patent number: 8300815
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to make secure a personal portable object comprising a body of the personal portable object, a microchip, a printed image and a device to enable said personal portable object to communicate with an entity external to the device. The process includes using an image file and an insertion algorithm to generate an image feature vector Vsi(num), storing the image feature vector Vsi(num) in the microchip, using the printed image obtained by a scanning device to generate an image feature vector Vsi(dig), and using a read-back algorithm to match the image feature vector Vsi(num) and the image feature vector Vsi(dig).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventors: Nathalie Launay, Fabrice Perion, Joseph Leibenguth, Frederic Ros
  • Patent number: 8301832
    Abstract: A method for writing data to persistent storage. The method includes receiving a first request to write a first datum to persistent storage including NAND dies, identifying a first NAND die in which to write a first copy of the first datum and a second NAND die in which to write a second copy, generating a second request to write the first copy of the first datum to the first NAND die and a third request to write the second copy to the second NAND die, and waiting until the first NAND die and second NAND die not are busy. Based on a determination that the first NAND die and the second NAND die are not busy: issuing the second request to the first NAND die, and issuing the third request to the second NAND die after the second request is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: DSSD, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Moore, Jeffrey S. Bonwick
  • Patent number: 8287720
    Abstract: Processes for upgrading resid hydrocarbon feeds are disclosed. The upgrading processes may include: hydrocracking a resid in a first reaction stage to form a first stage effluent; hydrocracking a deasphalted oil fraction in a second reaction stage to form a second stage effluent; fractionating the first stage effluent and the second stage effluent to recover at least one distillate hydrocarbon fraction and a resid hydrocarbon fraction; feeding the resid hydrocarbon fraction to a solvent deasphalting unit to provide an asphaltene fraction and the deasphalted oil fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Mario C. Baldassari, Ujjal K. Mukherjee, Avinash Gupta
  • Patent number: 8290713
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of predicting protein aggregation and designing aggregation inhibitors. One such method for predicting potential protein aggregation inhibiting peptide sequences, includes the steps of: a) identifying a peptide sequence forming at least part of an aggregation region in a target protein; b) testing whether said peptide sequence forms part of a ?-sheet; c) if a positive result is achieved in step b), extracting the adjacent strands of that sheet; d) identifying residues in the adjacent strands to said peptide sequence whose side chains interact with said peptide sequence, those residues forming a potential protein aggregation inhibiting peptide sequence. The present invention also provides methods of designing compounds using the residues identified in the above method; compounds produced by the methods and computer programs for carrying out the above methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Lonza Biologics PLLC
    Inventors: Kai J. Kohlhoff, Jesus Zurdo, Michele Vendruscolo
  • Patent number: 8281882
    Abstract: A drill bit has an axis of rotation and a working face with a plurality of blades extending outwardly from a bit body. The blades form, in part, an inverted conical region, and a plurality of cutters with a cutting surface is arrayed along the blades. A jack element is coaxial with the axis of rotation and extends within the inverted conical region within a range defined by the cutting surface of at least one cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Francis E. Leany, Joe Fox, Tyson J. Wilde
  • Patent number: 8280947
    Abstract: A method and system for use in running a display-based computer application, the computer application comprising a plurality of application segments, where computing is distributed between a server and a client computer. The method comprises the steps of providing a generic client engine (20) to the client computer, the client engine comprising an application manager (24), one or more display managers (22), and one or more load managers (26), providing a collection of individual application subset definition files (18), each relating to one of said application segments, wherein, on receipt of successive application subset definition files from the server, the client recursively transforms to provide the respective application segments. The invention has broad utility in a wide variety of display-based computer applications, particularly in wireless applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: AirSCAPE Technology Pty. Limited
    Inventor: John Francis Charles
  • Patent number: 8281308
    Abstract: A virtual core management system including a first physical core and a second physical core, and a virtual core including a collection of logical states associated with execution of a program. The virtual core management system further includes a first temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature of the first physical core and a second temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature of the second physical core, and a virtual core management component configured to map the virtual core to one of the first physical core and the second physical core based on at least one of the temperature of the first physical core and the temperature of the second physical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Qing Cheng, John Gregory Favor, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Carlos Puchol, Seungyoon Peter Song
  • Patent number: 8275537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a valve (13) in a thermal engine (10), the valve having a closed position and an opened position, the method comprising at least one step of opening the valve, said step including at least one phase (I) for bringing the valve into an open position and a phase (II) for maintaining the valve in an intermediate position between the closed position and the opened position. The invention also relates to a device for implementing this method and to a method for supplying an engine with an oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Nicolas Gelez, Damien Fournigault, Jean-Guilhem Dalissier, Julien Hobraiche
  • Patent number: 8271048
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and an operation mode switching method for a mobile terminal communication system are provided, the mobile terminal comprising at least a communication processor, wherein an operation mode in which the communication processor performs only a communication function is defined as a communication mode and an operation mode in which the communication processor performs both the communication function and an application function is defined as an application mode, the method comprising the following steps of acquiring, in the application mode, switching trigger information; and controlling the communication processor to switch from the application mode to the communication mode based on the switching trigger information. Also, in the communication mode, the system can also acquire switching information and switch from the communication mode to the application mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Wenying Shan, Xiaobing Huang, Xiaoxia Liang, Xianghua Xu, Xiaoding Li, Chunhui Sun
  • Patent number: 8271256
    Abstract: A method of optimizing MOSFET device production which includes defining key independent parameters, formulating those key independent parameters into a canonical variational form, calculating theoretical extracted parameters using at least one of key independent parameters in canonical variational form, physics-based analytical models, or corner models. The method also includes calculating simulated characteristics of a device using the key independent parameters and extracting target data parameters based on at least one of measured data and predicted data, comparing the simulated characteristics to the target data parameters, and modifying the theoretical extracted parameters or key independent parameters in canonical form as a result of the comparison. Then, calculating and outputting the simulated characteristics based on the modified theoretical extracted parameters and the modified key independent parameters in canonical form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ebrahim Khalily, Aaron J. Barker, Alexandru N. Ardelea