Patents Represented by Attorney Polsinelli Shughart PC
  • Patent number: 8348847
    Abstract: A system for managing a patient is disclosed and can include a patient interface adapted to obtain ultrasound information about the patient, a provider interface adapted to facilitate communication between the system and a provider, and a controller in communication with the patient interface and the provider interface, the controller including a clinical management module adapted to receive the ultrasound information and to recommend a clinical management strategy based upon the ultrasound information. A method of presenting a clinical management strategy is also described including obtaining information regarding a condition of a patient, developing a determinant reflecting the condition, and presenting a user with a clinical management strategy on an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Guardsman Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vezina
  • Patent number: 8348966
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for releasing a ligament. In one embodiment, the system includes a proximal handle, a tubular body, and a flexible body. The tubular body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The handle is coupled to the proximal end. The flexible body extends through the tubular body and includes a tissue cutting portion. The flexible body is longitudinally displaceable relative to the tubular body to move the tissue cutting portion between a non-deployed state and a deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thayer Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jeffrey D. Smith, Edward Liou, Jonathan Carver, Peter How, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8348979
    Abstract: A device and method for a minimally invasive surgical implantation to reduce radicular symptoms by inserting an expandable cervical distraction implant in the facet joint and distracting the adjacent cervical vertebrae to increase the foraminal dimension. The implant, when positioned in the cervical facet joint, expands to via delivery of an inflation medium to increase the space between the vertebrae, thereby increasing the foraminal area or dimension, and reducing pressure on the nerves and blood vessels of the cervical spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce McCormack
  • Patent number: 8343449
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a device and method used to produce a tubular structure made of a refractory metal compound. In particular, the disclosure provides a device and method used to produce a tubular structure made of a refractory metal compound by reacting a green tubular structure made of a refractory metal with at least one reactive gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nitride Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8343923
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating osteoporosis and other bone disorders by inhibiting Notch signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Fanxin Long, Matthew J. Hilton, Xiaolin Tu
  • Patent number: 8344158
    Abstract: The invention encompasses fluorescent cyanine dyes and methods of using such dyes. In particular, the invention encompasses near infrared polymethine cyanine dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Samuel Achilefu, Hyeran Lee, John Christian Mason, Hyeran Lee, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8345953
    Abstract: A stereoscopic measurement system captures stereo images and determines measurement information for user-designated points within stereo images. The system comprises an image capture device for capturing stereo images of an object. A processing system communicates with the capture device to receive stereo images. The processing system displays the stereo images and allows a user to select one or more points within the stereo image. The processing system processes the designated points within the stereo images to determine measurement information for the designated points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Matrix Electronic Measuring Properties, LLC
    Inventors: George B. Stevens, Grady A. Clendening, Windflower Waters, Steven Weintraub, Warren Redden, Vivian Redden, legal representative, Carl Redden, Robert W. Srack, Janet M. Srack
  • Patent number: 8341260
    Abstract: A method for performing server monitoring via condition tracking and state identification of server components. In one embodiment, the method includes continuously monitoring a server, the server having a plurality of components, determining whether a component of the plurality of components has entered a maintenance state, and triggering a maintenance action for the component if it has entered the maintenance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Langer, Aleksey M. Urmanov, Kenneth C. Gross
  • Patent number: 8329236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low sodium salt composition and the methods used to make it. The low sodium salt composition includes sodium chloride and a modified chloride salt composition. The modified chloride salt composition includes a homogenous amalgamation of chloride salt, food grade acidulant, and carrier, which does not contain sodium chloride. The low sodium salt composition is made using a two step. The first step includes making a modified chloride salt composition and the second step includes combining the modified chloride salt composition with sodium chloride to form a low sodium salt composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Sambasiva Rao Chigurupati
  • Patent number: 8328992
    Abstract: A retort involves a stack of retort units arranged to process coal or other raw material by heating the coal in a heating compartment and directing vapors emitted from the raw material into a vapor compartment surrounding the heating compartment. The heating compartment may include a plurality of louver units with embedded heating components. Each louver unit includes heating fins (a heat transfer medium) that delivers heat to the coal. Each louver unit also includes an insulation layer adjacent a vapor opening where vapors emitted from the coal pass into the vapor compartment. The vapors are directed to a distillation column where carbon based vapors, volatiles, fuel vapors and the like may be liquefied for transport to a refinery or directly refined into fuels. Further, a clean coal char (toxins and carbon vaporized) is delivered to a power generation plant to provide cleaner emissions relative to unprocessed coal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Lloyd W. Swain
  • Patent number: 8322538
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus separate fines from crushed rock and stone. A motorized conveyor belt system is activated that includes a conveyor belt moving in an upward direction. A spray system is activated to spray a fluid on an underneath surface of the conveyor belt. The mixture of rock and fines are directed to the conveyor belt. The rock tumbles or rolls down the conveyor belt and is collected at a first end of the conveyor belt. The fines stick or adhere to the conveyor belt, and the fines are scraped off of the conveyor belt at or near the second end of the conveyor belt. The apparatus includes a conveyor belt system, including a moving belt, a motor to move the belt, the belt including a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is elevated relative to the first end. The apparatus includes a spray system, including a source of fluid, a sprayer in fluidic communication with the source of the fluid, and the sprayer positioned to spray a surface of the belt with the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Bill M. Janssen
  • Patent number: 8326022
    Abstract: A stereoscopic measurement system captures stereo images and determines measurement information for user-designated points within stereo images. The system comprises an image capture device for capturing stereo images of an object. A processing system communicates with the capture device to receive stereo images. The processing system displays the stereo images and allows a user to select one or more points within the stereo image. The processing system processes the designated points within the stereo images to determine measurement information for the designated points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Matrix Electronic Measuring Properties, LLC
    Inventors: George B. Stevens, Grady A. Clendening, Windflower Waters, Steven Weintraub, Warren Redden, Vivian Redden, legal representative, Carl Redden, Robert W. Srack, Janet M. Srack
  • Patent number: 8324163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to treating a tissue in a mammal from the effects of reperfusion using flagellin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Cleveland Biolabs, Inc., Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Andrei Gudkov, Robert Fairchild
  • Patent number: 8316677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for high velocity electromagnetic metal forming are described for sealing containers. The methods include applying an electromagnetic field to the container to seal a metal containing cap to the container. One or more containers may be simultaneously sealed. The apparatus includes an actuator that emits the electromagnetic field to seal the caps to the containers. The containers may contain a medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Alan S. Anthenat, Bruce A. Anthenat
  • Patent number: D671276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan Krueger
  • Patent number: D671692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: James Carter
  • Patent number: D672921
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Classic Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Krueger, James Carter
  • Patent number: D672982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Naber Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kilian Schindler
  • Patent number: D673683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thayer Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jeffrey D. Smith, Edward Liou, Jonathan Carver, Peter How, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: D673863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Classic Brands, LLC
    Inventors: James Carter, Reena Carter, Robert Donegan