Patents Represented by Attorney Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch
  • Patent number: 8309370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for interrogating a target having a plurality of plasmon resonant particles (PREs) distributed in the target are disclosed. In the method, a field containing the target is illuminated, and one or more spectral emission characteristics of the light-scattering particles in the field are detected. From this data, an image of positions and spectral characteristic values in the field is constructed, allowing PREs with a selected spectral signature to be discriminated from other light-scattering entities, to provide information about the field. Also disclosed are a novel PRE composition for use in practicing the method, and a variety of diagnostic applications of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Sheldon Schultz, David A. Schultz, David R. Smith, Jack J. Mock, Thomas J. Silva
  • Patent number: 8311040
    Abstract: A communication system and method are disclosed for transmitting packets of information in at least one first format over a communications link that utilizes packets of information in a second format. In certain embodiments, the packets of information in a first format are converted to packets of information in the second format prior to transmission via the communications link by packing and fragmenting the information in the first format in a coordinated manner. Embodiments may also utilize packing subheaders and fragmentation control bits in the packing and fragmentation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Stanley Wang, Robert M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8308722
    Abstract: A hollow coaxial cable adapted for conduction of radio frequency (RF) energy, particularly microwave energy, has a proximal end and a distal end and comprises coaxial inner and outer conductors extending substantially the entire length of the cable from the proximal end to a distal end portion of the cable with a dielectric medium disposed between the inner and outer conductors. The inner conductor comprises an elongated electrically conductive tubular member having a hollow, axially extending lumen, and the outer conductor comprises an elongated electrically conductive tubular member disposed in a substantially coaxial relationship over at least a portion of the inner conductor. An ablating member which delivers radio frequency energy, particularly microwave energy, to body tissue is disposed at a distal end portion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MedWaves, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore C. Ormsby, George L. Leung, Gwo Jenn Shen, Peter Chu, Ming Fan Law
  • Patent number: 8310583
    Abstract: A lens unit using an aberration control module is disclosed. The lens unit can be operable to intentionally produce aberration. In the lens unit, a point-spread-function of a light beam passing through the lens unit becomes substantially circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohara, Yusuke Hayashi, Tomoya Sugita
  • Patent number: 8311587
    Abstract: Each of the cases C1 and C2 is formed in a plate. A sliding mechanism SL1 is slidably coupled with the case C1 and the case C2. A Felica circuit 24 is provided with an antenna (24a), and is contained in the case C2. A magnetic sensor 28 is contained in the case C2. A magnet 30 is contained in the case C1. A main LCD monitor 32 is attached to a top surface of the case C1. A CPU (22) determines whether an open position or a closed position from the output value of the magnetic sensor 28. In the closed position, an assist mark (36) is displayed on the main LCD monitor 32 at a position of the antenna (24a) with respect to the main LCD monitor 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Katsushige Fujii
  • Patent number: 8303276
    Abstract: Double acting respiratory pump apparatus including a pump member reciprocable with respect to two pump chambers to deliver air to a patient via a respirator exhalation system, which also facilitates exhalation of the patient. The exhalation system has a pump unit that is operatively connected to an exhalation valve member and configured for selectively generating an air pressure sufficient for pressurizing one side of the valve member for closing the same when said exhalation system is operating in inhalation mode, and may be operated for opening to allow the patient to exhale therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Carmeli Adahan
  • Patent number: 8302363
    Abstract: An interlocking support structure has an array of rectangular cells arranged in at least one layer, each cell having four sides, opposite ends, and eight corners, and sharing common sides and corners with any adjacent cells. The cells are formed by sets of spaced, parallel elongate members extending in x, y and z directions, with the x, y and z members interlocked with one another at the corners of the cells to form interlocking corner joints. Each structural member is hollow at least in the vicinity of each corner joint with which it intersects, and communicates with the other structural members at the respective corner joints. A plug of hardened, initially flowable material fills the hollow interior of the interlocking structural members at least at the corner joints and adheres to the internal surfaces of the members at the corner joints to secure the members together at each corner in the rectangular array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ebert Composites Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8306724
    Abstract: An air traffic control system, for use by a controller controlling a plurality of aircraft held vertically separated in a stack, the system comprising at least one processor; a display device for the control generating a display controlled by said at least one processor, and at least one device for selectively receiving, from said aircraft, an indication of their intended future altitudes; in which said processor is arranged to receive such intended altitude data; to compare said intended altitude data with current altitude and/or intended altitude data of other aircraft; and to generate said display on said display device so as to list said plurality of aircraft, to highlight a first part of the display relating to a first aircraft whose intended altitude overlaps with the current or intended altitude of at least one said second aircraft, and to highlight also a second part of the display relating to said second aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nats (En Route) Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Adrian John Price, William Casey
  • Patent number: 8303816
    Abstract: A horizontal flow water treatment method and wetland biofilter apparatus provides a chamber with impermeable outer walls spaced away from permeable interior walls of a media filtration bed such that a catch basin is formed between the outer walls and the interior walls. The catch basin creates an open area around the perimeter of the interior walls for influent water to fill within the open area on all sides before penetrating the filtration media, providing a large surface area for influent water to interact with the media filtration bed. The influent water enters the catch basin in a horizontal flow path to provide for pre-settling of particulates before making contact with the filtration media. The biofilter design increases the available surface area of the media filtration bed by up to four times for a given volume of water, and thereby minimizes the loading or infiltration rate on the media filtration bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Modular Wetland Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg B Kent, Zach J Kent
  • Patent number: 8297027
    Abstract: A fiberboard panel is formed from at least one corrugated sheet of molded cellulose fiber material having alternating ribs and grooves. Spaced slits are cut through the ribs on one face of the sheet and terminate short of the opposite face so as to form at least one slotted portion of more flexibility which may be bent to form a curve. The corrugated sheet is sandwiched between two flat sheets of the same material to form a composite panel. The corrugated sheet or panel is formed by a wet processing method including successive cold and hot press steps in which a wet mat is pressed between an opposing perforated platen and non-perforated, elastomeric material platen of cross-sectional shape substantially matching the desired panel shape and dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Noble Environmental Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Noble, Hongmei Gu, Timothy L. Newburn, James F. Mahoney, John F. Hunt
  • Patent number: 8299721
    Abstract: A lighting control system comprising a plurality of intelligent switches designed to replace a conventional light switch, each of the intelligent switches including a receiver configured to receive communication signals that include rules based instructions for controlling one or more lighting circuits; a circuit interrupter configured to control the amount of current flowing to a lighting circuit; a memory configured to store the rules based instructions; and a processor coupled with the receiver, memory, and circuit interrupter, the processor configured to control the operation of the circuit interrupter based on the rules based instructions stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Telsa Controls Corporation
    Inventor: Derek Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 8299348
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoelectric module, including: a first substrate; a plurality of thermoelectric elements arranged on a first surface of the first substrate; and a temperature detector disposed on the first surface or a second surface of the first substrate via a thermal transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tsuchida, Kenichi Tajima
  • Patent number: 8301387
    Abstract: A scheme is provided for selecting the regulatory DNA sequences to exert combinatorial control of gene transcription in vivo by multiple regulatory proteins, i.e., transcription factors (TFs). The method provides the ability to implement a wide range of complex logic functions through the manipulation of the regulatory DNA sequences, typically several hundred bases in length. The method includes procedures for selecting the strengths of the binding sites of different TFs and their relative positioning in order to implement a plurality of different logic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Terence Tai-Li Hwa, Ulrich Gerland, Nicolas Buchler
  • Patent number: 8301212
    Abstract: A portable wireless apparatus includes a casing, an antenna and another electronic component. The antenna is contained in an end portion of the casing. The antenna includes a first and second antenna element, an antenna board and a antenna connector. The antenna board has a mounting face on which the first and second antenna elements are mounted. The antenna connector is formed on the antenna board and connects the first antenna element to the second antenna element. A predetermined space is provided between the first and second antenna elements. The other electronic component is disposed so as not to overlap the antenna connector in a direction orthogonal to the mounting face of the antenna board, and at least part of the other electronic component is disposed in the predetermined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8301203
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a terminal with a display function such as a mobile phone that allows a user to select easily desired image information from stored image information. [Constitution] When a user selects one file from a list screen of reduced images M5 in a first display state and then performs a switching operation to move to a second display state, a display control section 110 enables a comparison screen mode. Specifically, the display control section 110 sends out image signals for intermediate images M7, M8, and M9 corresponding to the selected file and anterior and posterior to the selected file to a liquid crystal display device 500, thereby to display the intermediate images M7, M8, and M9 on a second display surface 21. The three intermediate images M7, M8, and M9 are shown in maximum sizes within the second display surface 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8297973
    Abstract: An intraoral device includes a one-piece, flexible, injection molded body made of a single homogeneous material. The body includes upper front and rear flaps, and lower front and rear flaps. Upper edges of the front flaps and lower edges of the lower flaps are sealed by respective upper and lower parts of a patient's mouth to form upper and lower evacuation channels when the body is disposed within the patient's mouth. Evacuation holes in the flaps are in communication with the evacuation channels. A connection section is in communication with the evacuation channels and is configured to extend outside of the patient's mouth to connect with a vacuum source for evacuating fluid from the patient's mouth through the evacuation holes and the evacuation channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Innerlite, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hirsch, Thomas R. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8292449
    Abstract: A modular light unit for illuminating a hazardous underwater environment includes a housing having a front portion with a light transmissive window and a back shell portion which enclose a layered lighting assembly. The layered lighting assembly includes a PCB with an array of LEDs mounted thereon with the LEDs in thermal communication with a bottom surface of the PCB. A thermal bridge abuts the bottom surface of the PCB on one side and a heat sink on the other. A thermally conductive potting material fills spaces between the heat sink and the back shell portion. An underwater connector provides releasable connection to an electrical cable for providing power to drive the plurality of LEDs. A quick-release mechanical fastener is attached to the housing for releasably attaching the modular light unit to a support structure installed within the hazardous underwater environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Remote Ocean Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril Poissonnet, Mario de la Cruz, Edward Petit de Mange
  • Patent number: D670121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen C. Beuerle
  • Patent number: D670123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen C. Beuerle
  • Patent number: D670124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen C. Beuerle