Patents Represented by Attorney Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 8351741
    Abstract: A method of detecting fluorescence/absorbance/luminescence from 24-well, 48-well, 96-well, 384-well and 1536-well microplates and other sample containers. The sample is pumped into a waveguide. The waveguide efficiently gathers and guides the emission light to the end of the waveguide. The emission light exits the ends of the waveguide and is focused into a detector. To minimize background caused by the excitation light used for fluorescence, the excitation illuminates the waveguides at 90 degrees. To facilitate reuse, the waveguide assembly can be configured to be washed by an appropriate wash solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Creatv MicroTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Cha-Mei Tang, Platte T. Amstutz, III
  • Patent number: 8352987
    Abstract: A method for a scheduled-recording of a program and an image display apparatus using the same are provided. The method for a scheduled-recording of a program includes displaying a search menu for searching other programs related to a program being displayed, and scheduling the recording of at least one program from among programs searched according to search options selected from the search menu. Therefore, a scheduled-recording may be readily set without searching for each program separately from an electronic program guide screen, and thus, greater convenience is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok-chool Choi
  • Patent number: 8342179
    Abstract: A face mask assembly and method of assembling a face mask is provided for a patient that includes a face piece sized to fit over the patient's nose and mouth. The face mask assembly forms a mask chamber between the face piece and the patient's nose and mouth. An inhalation adapter is coupled to the face piece to deliver medication to the chamber. A filter housing is coupled to the face piece and includes a flange section that defines a passageway to connect the mask chamber and the flange section. A filter is positioned in the filter housing. A cover is coupled to the flange section and has an exhalation opening or vent to allow gases from the mask chamber to pass through the filter and escape from the passageway to the atmosphere. In a second embodiment, the filter housing is modified by providing a frame adjacent the bottom with a cross-shaped structure and a retainer button attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Respan Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Hacke, Cornel C. Hacke
  • Patent number: 8343760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polypeptides that activate p53, and the polynucleotides encoding these p53 activator peptides. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the p53 activator peptides as well as methods of treating abnormal conditions, such as malignant tumors, with the methods comprising administering the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention to a subject in need of treatment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Wuyuan Lu, Davide Zella, Min Liu, Changqing Li
  • Patent number: 8331599
    Abstract: A speaker device for use in a mobile terminal includes a speaker frame with a speaker unit mounted therein, and a frame cover provided at the rear side of the speaker frame to form a resonance space between the speaker frame and the frame cover. Sound that is output in a forward direction of the speaker unit is emitted to a front space of the speaker frame, and sound that isoutput to the rear of the speaker unit is emitted through the resonance space. The speaker device provides the resonance space at the rear side of the speaker frame to reinforce the output of midrange and bass tones, thereby reproducing the original sound as accurately as possible. The speaker device enables a user to enjoy vivid sound when reproducing a multimedia file or viewing a digital, multimedia broadcast (DMB) program on a small-sized device, such as a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Kwangwon Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung-Sik Yun, Byeong-Kuk Lee, Joon-Woo Lim, Do-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8328203
    Abstract: A sealing system, in particular for sealing multiple part exhaust-gas lines for an internal combustion engine, has at least a first flange part (9) and a second flange part (11) guiding a flow of heat (5). The flange parts (9, 11) delimit a receiving space (33) for at least one sealing element (31) between them and adjoin one another. Each flange part forms an outwardly projecting annular flange (13) facing away from the flow of heat (5), and extending transversely with respect to the heat flow. Chambering of the receiving space (33) is formed for the sealing element (31) by an annular groove (45) open at the end face (17) of at least one flange part (11) and recessed axially into said end face (17). At least one covering element (47) is arranged in the annular groove (45) and provides thermal shielding for the sealing element (31) at least on its side facing the end face (17) of the flange part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Elringklinger AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Kullen, Martin Kehr, Ulrich Werz
  • Patent number: 8318180
    Abstract: Vaccine formulations effective against Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are disclosed, as well as methods of using the vaccine formulations in the treatment, prevention and prophylaxis of Staphylococcus aureus infections in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Northern Arizona University
    Inventors: Mark E. Shirtliff, Graeme O'May, Jeff Leid
  • Patent number: 8318711
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of 2,5-diacetyl-3a,5,6,6a-tetrahydro-6a-hydroxy-2,3a,5-trimethylfuro[2,3-d]-1,3-dioxole (diacetyl trimer) of the formula in the form of one of its stereoisomers or in the form of a mixture consisting of or containing two or more of the stereoisomers (i) as an odoriferous or aromatic substance, (ii) for imparting, intensifying and/or modifying a creamy and/or fatty sensation in the mouth, (iii) for imparting, intensifying and/or modifying a sweet, buttery, cream-like and/or creamy flavor, and/or (iv) for masking a bitter flavor. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding aromatic compositions as well as compositions which serve for nutrition, oral hygiene, consumption for pleasure or for oral pharmaceutical use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Ian Gatfield, Jakob Ley, Ingo Reiss, Günter Kindel, Gerhard Krammer
  • Patent number: 8298824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of constructing an integrated artificial immune system that comprises appropriate in vitro cellular and tissue constructs or their equivalents to mimic the tissues of the immune system in mammals. The artificial immune system can be used to test the efficacy of vaccine candidates and other materials in vitro and thus, is useful to accelerate vaccine development and testing drug and chemical interactions with the immune system, coupled with disease models to provide a more complete representation of an immune response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi Pasteur Vaxdesign Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Warren, Heather Fahlenkamp, Russell G. Higbee, Eric M. Mishkin, Guzman Sanchez-Schmitz, Michael D. Rivard, Santosh Pawar
  • Patent number: 8298823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of constructing an integrated artificial immune system that comprises appropriate in vitro cellular and tissue constructs or their equivalents to mimic the normal tissues that interact with vaccines in mammals. The artificial immune system can be used to test the efficacy of vaccine candidates in vitro and thus, is useful to accelerate vaccine development and testing drug and chemical interactions with the immune system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi Pasteur Vaxdesign Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Warren, Robert Parkhill, Michael N. Nguyen, Guzman Sanchez-Schmitz, Heather Fahlenkamp, Russell Higbee, Donald Drake, III, Anatoly Kachurin, David Moe
  • Patent number: 8298421
    Abstract: A filter device for the insertion of filter elements (28) to be positioned in a filter housing (10) having a filter inlet (20) and a filter outlet (22) for the fluid to be filtered. The filter elements (28) are traversed in both directions for filtration or backwashing. Certain filter elements (28) perform the filtration in a filtration position and at least one additional filter element (28) can be backwashed in a backwashing position to clean its active filtration surface. As the individual filter elements (28) are brought into the backwashing position and are then returned to their filtration position in succession by a pivoting device (30), the filter elements are individually displaced into the backwashing position in a temporal sequence, in contrast to prior art, where an arm-type backwashing device is pivoted towards the individual filter elements to carry out the backwashing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hydac Process Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Wnuk, Markus Maretyak
  • Patent number: 8288358
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for treating or preventing inflammation or an inflammatory condition in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of at least one antagonist of one or more miRNA upregulated in inflammatory disease conditions and response to allergen challenge. The invention also provides methods for diagnosing inflammatory conditions based on miRNA expression profile signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Newcastle Innovation Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Foster, Joerg Mattes
  • Patent number: 8289112
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) monitors a protective device (2) of a machine (4). The apparatus (1) has a switch housing (22) with a switch head (24) and an actuator (8). In the closed state of the protective device (2), the actuator interacts with the switch head (24) with that closed state being signaled. The apparatus (1) has a tumbler device (20) with a tumbler element (30) mounted movably in the apparatus (1) to lock releasably the closed state. The tumbler device (20) has a permanent magnet (34). The magnetic force fixes the tumbler element (30) in a first position when the power supply to the apparatus (1) is switched off to lock the closed state of the protective device (2), in a second position with the tumbler device (20) not locking the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Euchner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Erik Bächle, Walter Link
  • Patent number: 8290872
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for protecting the transmission of communication content transmitted between client and server, where a server comprises an application program which delivers a key distribution command if a request for content is received from a client, and transmits the content to the client if key distribution is completed. An encryption key management module creates and provides an encryption key. A near field communication (NFC) module performs key distribution by transmitting the encryption key created in the encryption key management module to a near field communication (NFC) module of the client. An encryption/decryption module encrypts the contents by using the encryption key. A Bluetooth module transmits the encrypted contents to a Bluetooth module of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-Hwan Ahn
  • Patent number: 8288159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of constructing an integrated artificial immune system that comprises appropriate in vitro cellular and tissue constructs or their equivalents to mimic the normal tissues that interact with vaccines in mammals. The artificial immune system can be used to test the efficacy of vaccine candidates in vitro and thus, is useful to accelerate vaccine development and testing drug and chemical interaction with the immune system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi Pasteur Vaxdesign Corp. et al.
    Inventors: William L Warren, Heather Fahlenkamp, Russell Higbee, Anatoly Kachurin, Conan Li, Mike Nguyen, Robert Parkhill, Guzman Sanchez-Schmitz, Darrell J. Irvine, Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Nir Harcohen, Bruce Torbett
  • Patent number: 8287491
    Abstract: A single-use auto-disable syringe device of reduced size utilizes a locking element to prevent re-use of the syringe by locking the plunger rod with respect to the barrel upon completion of an injection stroke. The plunger rod includes a plurality of teeth comprising distally facing shoulders provided on a majority of the length of an elongate portion of the plunger rod and a breakable section configured to break upon the application of excessive axial or torsional force. The breakable section is preferably provided at a distal end of the plunger rod so that a proximal end of the locking element engages the syringe barrel and plunger rod at a position more proximal than the breakable section. In this way, the locking element resists some of the force that would otherwise be applied to the breakable section if the plunger rod were twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Steven Burns, Russell Cole, Chee L. Lum, David Martinez Llanos, Michael Soltz, Ramon Arazo Urraca, Luis Saldana
  • Patent number: 8275549
    Abstract: The online measurement system of radioactive tracers in oil wells head, object of this invention, is characterized by the use of new technology to measure concentrations of tracer activity in real time, using a radiation detector NaI (TI), with features that make it possible to detect up to three different tracers and be able to operate in temperature conditions up to 150° C., which allows to be immersed in a container with fluid coming from the flow stream, achieving with this to increase the sensitivity of the measurements. This system of measurement in the head of production wells will allow having much more data of the tracer activity, avoiding having to transport the operational staff to production wells to carry out sampling test, with all the advantages that this represents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo
    Inventors: Jetzabeth Ramírez Sabag, Luis Rubén Amado Hidalgo, Saúl Diaz Jiménez, Marco Antonio Hernández Rojo
  • Patent number: 8270022
    Abstract: A menu displaying system and method having an icon for editing image data in an AV (Audio and Video) device, the AV device having a recording medium capable of storing image data and audio data, and which is capable of reproducing image data and audio data. The method comprises steps for displaying icons and additional information corresponding to the image data stored at the recording medium, selecting one of the icons displayed, and reproducing image data corresponding to the selected icon. A corresponding program stored at the AV device having a recording media such as a hard disc drive, is then reproduced upon a menu screen such that image data stored at the AV device can be easily observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eung-sun Kim
  • Patent number: 8265506
    Abstract: A device for fusing and fixing a transferred toner of a predetermined image onto a print paper is provided. In particular, a fusing device which can instantly control induced current provided to a fusing unit in an image printing apparatus which heats the fusing unit using the induced current is provided. The fusing device includes a fusing unit which is resistance heated or induction heated by an induced current, and fuses the toner onto the print paper using the generated heat. A sensing unit senses the temperature of the fusing unit. A reference current generating unit generates a predetermined reference current to heat the fusing unit to reach a predetermined temperature based on the temperature of the sensed fusing unit and the reference temperature. A pulse width modulation signal generating unit generates a pulse width modulation signal for generating the induced current so that the induced current corresponding to the reference current is supplied to the fusing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae Young-min, Han Sang-yong, Kim Hwan-guem, Cho Durk-hyun, Chae Su-Kyoung
  • Patent number: D668407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Bosses