Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman
  • 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: 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: 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: 8290000
    Abstract: A method and apparatus encode a source data stream via convolutional encoding or selected encoding scheme. Plural encoded data streams are interleaved and transmitted on a transmission channel. Data groups generated via convolutional or selected encoding are interleaved via time-interleaving functions to disperse selected bits within puncture groups of the data groups, bits in between data groups, and bits in selected sets of data groups to facilitate reconstruction of the source data stream from at least a portion of the interleaved data stream received on at least one transmission channel. The time-interleaving functions are selected to facilitate reconstruction of the source data stream from one transmission channel following continuous blockage. Subsets of bits of puncture groups are selected to allow reconstruction of the source data stream from more than one of plural transmission channels using a minimum number of subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D. Marko
  • 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: 8289360
    Abstract: A method and portable terminal for providing a video communication service are disclosed, in which video and audio data transmitted or received during video communication are recorded and the video and audio data are stored into files by the portable terminal, the files are merged; and the merged files are played. The portable terminal can store images and voices of both users during video communication by successively storing video and audio data, which are transmitted or received, in response to a user's key input and merging the video and audio data into a single file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Hoon Kim
  • 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: 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: 8285487
    Abstract: Methods, devices and a system for disease management are provided that employ diagnostic testing devices (e.g., blood glucose meters) and medication delivery devices (e.g., insulin delivery devices) for providing data to a repository in real-time and automatically. Repository data can be analyzed to determine such information as actual test strip use, patient health parameters to outside prescribed ranges, testing and medication delivery compliance, patient profiles or stakeholders to receive promotional items or incentives, and so on. Connected meters and medication delivery devices and repository data analysis are also employed to associate a diagnostic test to a mealtime based on timing of a therapeutic intervention performed by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chris Bergstrom, Jay Butterbrodt, Alan W. Fiedler, Barry Ginsberg, Tim H. Gordon, Paul Upham
  • Patent number: 8285330
    Abstract: A method for HARQ reordering in Enhanced Uplink Dedicated Channel of WCDMA system includes following steps: locating the soft combination buffer in the Node B and the reordering buffer in the SRNC; locating the HARQ entity in the Node B; locating the reordering queue distribution entity, the reordering entity and the disassembly entity in the SRNC. This invention adopts the separation technology of the soft combination buffer and the reordering buffer, the separation model can not only ensure the diversity gain, but also reduce the receiving delay and save the buffer space. Three mechanisms (timer mechanism, window mechanism and SBI mechanism) are proposed to prevent the blocking of the reordering buffer, which degrades the blocking to the least level, improves the receiving efficiency and the system performance. Aiming at the SBI mechanism, the invention proposes the new DCH data frame structure on the Iub interface and the Iur interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Beijing Samsung Telecom R&D Center
    Inventors: Ju-Ho Lee, Kook-Heui Lee, Jeong-Gon Kim, Hyeon-Woo Lee, Shuwei Zhang, Jing Zhao, Chunying Sun
  • Patent number: 8286094
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing by using a toolbar button is provided. The apparatus includes a user interface for receiving printing options to be selected by using the toolbar button, and a controller for creating the toolbar button to allow a user to print the file based on a selected printing option and inserting the created toolbar button into a host application. Accordingly, the user can print the file by setting a desired printer and printing option by using the toolbar button without using an additional user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-wan Lee, Chung-a Han
  • Patent number: 8284215
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically controlling screens displayed on two display units installed in a mobile terminal are provided, in which, an event is identified, if an event occurs, and on and off states of the display units are controlled, if the event is identified as a control operation of the display units corresponding to a user's key input. If the event is identified as a control operation of the display units corresponding to an operation of a sensor, the display units are automatically controlled corresponding to rotation of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Sub Kim, Moon Hyuk Choi, Seong Jun Ban
  • Patent number: 8279116
    Abstract: A method of processing received satellite radio signals is disclosed in which signals are received the signals from plural satellites through a common antenna. The received signals are digitised to produce a time-series of digitised signal samples and a plurality of replicas representing the signals of each of the plurality of satellites are obtained. At least one sample is selected from each of the replicas and the elements of a register are set equal to the selected replica samples. Thereafter, in turn, for each one of said digitised signal samples, the value of the digitised signal sample is combined with each of the values of the elements of the register to produce corresponding modified values; and the modified values corresponding to each of said register elements are accumulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Duffett-Smith, Robert Willem Rowe, Anthony Richard Pratt
  • Patent number: 8279494
    Abstract: There is provided an image printer having a display unit, in which a predetermined image can be set as a background picture of the display unit. The image printer includes an image processing unit processing an image selected by a user in accordance with a predetermined image processing technique so as to set the selected image as a background picture of the display unit; and a setting unit setting the processed image as the background picture of the display unit, wherein the display unit displays the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-hyun Park
  • 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: 8274944
    Abstract: A method and apparatus using Virtual Circuit Switching (VCS) in a new scheme are provided for allocating and employing resources by combining Circuit Switching (CS) and Packet Switching (PS), in which a base station allocates resources of a dedicated channel using the CS to a user and then transmits data on the dedicated channel. When data is not transmitted to the user, the base station allocates the allocated dedicated channel resources for resources of a shared channel and transmits data of a different user. Therefore, system capacity can be increased and a waste of communication resources can be minimized in a wireless communication system for frequently transmitting a small amount of traffic that is sensitive to a delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwan-Joon Kwon, Sung-Ho Choi, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han, Seung-Kyun Oh, Youn-Hyoung Heo, Yu-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 8275005
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a receiver unit in a digital broadcast system for receiving a broadcast signal comprising content segments and control data, and generating an output signal using the content segments and previously stored content segments. The previously stored content segments are retrieved from a local memory device using the control data and inserted among the received content segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marko, Craig P. Wadin
  • Patent number: 8274972
    Abstract: A communication system is provided, including a first master device to operate as a master of a communication according to a first protocol, a second master device to operate as a master of a communication according to a second protocol, a common slave device to operate as a slave of the communication according to the first protocol and the second protocol with respect to the first master device and the second master device, and a switch to control a connection between the common slave device and the first master device and between the common slave device and the second master device for a communication between the common slave device and one of the first master device to and the second master device. Thus, embodiments of the present invention provide a communication system that minimizes cost increases and improves communication speed in a system in which a plurality of master devices communicate with a slave device performing the same function as the master devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-kee Park
  • Patent number: D668407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Bosses