Patents Represented by Attorney Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk
  • Patent number: 8351377
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for controlling DBDM including a first modem that performs an EVDO (Evolution-Data Optimized) or a HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) communication, and the second modem that performs a WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) communication, and a method for controlling DBDM, wherein one of the modems selected from the two (first and second) modems that is used for data communication of a user terminal generates a wake up signal to wake up the other modem that is not selected, and the other woken-up modem receives and analyzes communication data, and transmits a data of analysis result to the user terminal and the UART via the one modem performing the data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sunghun Lee
  • Patent number: 8349845
    Abstract: Use of a compound of formula (I) wherein R is an alicyclic group; an arylethyl group; or phenyl or benzyl substituted by halogen, lower alkyl, alkoxy, OH, NH2, NHalkyl, N(alkyl)2, CN or NO2; in the manufacture of a medicament for the therapy of hyperalgesic pain conditions and their symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sosei Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fei-Yue Zhao, Alistair Kerr Dixon, Jonathan Mark Treherne, Chizuko Koseki, Kevin Lee, David Spanswick
  • Patent number: 8348873
    Abstract: A device which comprises an enclosure of a plastics material, having an opening at an end thereof with fastening means to enable the opening to be closed around a limb or stump with an affected part contained within the enclosure, and including a fluid-absorbent material within the enclosure. The device is particularly suitable for use in the treatment of leg ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Crawford Woundcare Limited
    Inventor: Stephen George Edward Barker
  • Patent number: 8349558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying the preferential target antigens of antitumoural T-cells of a tumour patient, comprising: a) providing T-cells from the blood of at least one tumour patient, b) providing dendritic cell (DCs) and/or B-lymphocytes (BLCs) that are autologous for said tumour patient, wherein said DCs and BLCs were transfected beforehand with a selection of mRNAs encoding for T-cell-immunogenic tumour-associated antigens (TAA), and express these, c) contacting said T-cells with the DCs and/or BLCs, d) identifying of those T-cells that recognize antigens of the DCs and/or BLCs, and e) identifying of the preferential target antigens of antitumoural T-cells of the at least one tumour patient on the basis of the T-cells that recognize antigens of the DCs and/or BLCs. The method can furthermore comprise the expansion of the T-cells that recognize the antigens of the DCs and/or BLCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
    Inventors: Martina Fatho, Emmanuelle Wesarg, Volker Lennerz, Pierre Van Der Bruggen, Thomas Wölfel, Serena Debo
  • Patent number: 8352330
    Abstract: Methods and systems for electronic commerce are provided in which a buyer requests a merchandise estimate by selecting estimate items registered by a seller, selects one of various estimates suggested by the seller in response to the request, and performs payment for the merchandise. One method for providing electronic commerce includes receiving, from a buyer terminal, an estimate request selecting at least one of a plurality of items from estimate request information registered by a seller terminal, providing at least one estimate to a buyer according to an estimate response from the seller terminal, and receiving an estimate rejection or a purchase request in response to the at least one estimate from the buyer terminal and performing a corresponding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GMmarket Inc.
    Inventor: Young Bae Ku
  • Patent number: 8351567
    Abstract: A method and system for automated testing and/or measurement of a plurality of substantially identical components by means of X-ray radiation comprises a testing/measuring device with an X-ray device, a protection cabin surrounding the testing/measuring device, a conveying device for continuously conveying components to or away from the testing/measuring device, and a control/evaluation unit, which is set up for automated control of the system and for evaluation of the X-ray signals. The testing/measuring device comprises a support and a rotor mounted on the support so as to be continuously rotatable, the X-ray device being arranged on the rotor and the conveying device being set up for serial conveying of the components through the rotor and the control/evaluation unit for computer tomographic evaluation of the X-ray signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Wuestenbecker, Ingo Stuke
  • Patent number: 8348626
    Abstract: Efficient micro-pumping of gas/liquids is provided. In one embodiment a pipeline of insulative material can be asymmetrically coated with electrodes. The asymmetric coating can affect the flow passage to create straight and swirl pumping effects. The electrodes can include electrode pairs arranged at intervals along the pipeline, each electrode pair being capable of inducing an electrohydrodynamic body force. The electrode pairs can be formed at the same surface, such as along the inner perimeter of the pipeline, and can be powered by steady, pulsed direct, or alternating current. Alternatively, the electrode pairs can be separated by the insulative material of the pipeline, and can be powered with direct or alternating current operating at radio frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Subrata Roy
  • Patent number: 8349604
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a nano-based sensing device (a sensor) comprising a nano-scale working electrode that can be used for the ultra-sensitive detection of blood analytes, disease biomarkers, and other target molecules. The present invention also pertains to a method for detecting target molecules using the sensor as the sensor element of a microfluidic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Shyam S. Mohapatra, Arun Kumar
  • Patent number: 8343919
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of utilizing four peptide hormones to inhibit the growth of cancer(s). A dramatic decrease in the number of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells (i.e., the type of cancer with the highest mortality, with patients only surviving four months) was observed responsive to treatment. The application of the invention would be to utilize one or more of these peptide hormones alone and/or in combination to treat cancer. The ability of these peptide hormones to decrease the number of adenocarcinoma cells has implications for adenocarcinomas at other sites in the body with the majority of cancers of the breast, colon and prostate also being adenocarcinomas. Adenocarcinomas also occur in the lung and other tissues. Treatment of a wide variety of cancers in addition to adenocarcinomas is anticipated by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: David L. Vesely
  • Patent number: 8337829
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to tumor cell lines useful for increasing the proliferation potential of any human or animal cell in culture, thereby providing immortalized or continuous cell lines and cultures. The invention also concerns proliferation factors, and compositions containing the factors, which are capable of increasing the proliferation potential of any human or other animal cell in culture. The subject invention further pertains to a method for proliferating cells in culture by contacting cells with the proliferation factors. The proliferated cells can range in plasticity and can include, for example, blast cells, fertilized ova, non-fertilized gametes, embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, precursor or progenitor cells, and highly specialized cells. Optionally, the cells can be induced to cease proliferation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: University of South Florida, University of Chile
    Inventors: Thomas B. Freeman, Pablo Caviedes, Raul Caviedes
  • Patent number: 8336509
    Abstract: A flap control apparatus of a vehicle and a control method thereof are disclosed. The flap control apparatus can control flaps, disposed at the front side of the vehicle to adjust inflow of air into a radiator, and can perform a fail-safe operation by releasing a corresponding flap from a locked state so that the corresponding flap can be opened by drive wind pressure upon occurrence of a malfunction making the flaps substantially non-operative, thereby preventing the engine from overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 8338825
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate-mediated assembly for graphene structures. According to an embodiment, long-range ordered, multilayer BN(111) films can be formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) onto a substrate. The subject BN(111) films can then be used to order carbon atoms into a graphene sheet during a carbon deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: University of North Texas
    Inventor: Jeffry A. Kelber
  • Patent number: 8338151
    Abstract: A method of creating intracellular artificial nanostructures in situ, which employees a chemical precursor. The precursor does not self-assemble due to the presence of a cleavable motif linked to it. When the precursor comes inside live cells by an uptaking mechanism on the cell membrane, the cleavable motif is then to be removed by an enzymatic action of a first enzyme. Without the cleavable motif, the precursor now engages in a self-assembling process to form nanostructures within the live cells, which may cause formation of a hydrogel. Furthermore, the self-assembling process can be made reversible by employing a second enzyme which puts the cleavable motif back to the precursor, whereby dissolving the nanostructures into solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Bing Xu, Zhimou Yang, Keming Xu
  • Patent number: 8339492
    Abstract: An image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. An image sensor comprises a readout circuitry, an interlayer dielectric, an interconnection, an image sensing device, and a contact. The readout circuitry is formed at a first substrate. The interlayer dielectric is formed on the first substrate. The interconnection is formed in the interlayer dielectric. The interconnection is electrically connected to the readout circuitry. The image sensing device is formed on the interconnection. The image sensing device comprises a first conductive type layer and a second conductive type layer. The contact connects the first conductive type layer of the image sensing device and the interconnection electrically. The contact is isolated from the second conductive type layer by a trench formed in the second conductive layer around the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joon Hwang
  • Patent number: 8334140
    Abstract: A sensor comprises respective acceptor and donor compounds immobilised in or on a matrix including a glucose-binding boronate and a cationic species, whereby the spacing between the acceptor and donor compounds is reduced in the presence of glucose. For example a holographic sensor comprises a glucose-binding boronate and a cationic species held within the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Smart Holograms Limited, Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Mei-Ching Lee, Adrian Martin Horgan, Kathryn Elizabeth Sorrell Medlock, Christopher Robin Lowe, Jeffrey Blyth
  • Patent number: 8329767
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for forming a hydrophilic polymer membrane for use in a membrane electrode assembly, comprising the polymerization of a material or materials from which the membrane may be formed, wherein the polymerization is by UV curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ITM Power (Research) Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald James Highgate
  • Patent number: 8332882
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spindle motor including a rotor yoke coupled with a rotation axis and having an optical disk mounted thereon; a clamp case that is arranged on the rotor yoke, inserted into an inner side of the optical disk and has a receiving groove formed on the side thereof; and a chuck clip having one side fixed to the clamp case corresponding to the receiving groove and the other side that elastically supports the inner side of the optical disk, the other side being corresponding to the one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoeop Yoon
  • Patent number: 8330493
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel circuit able to generate any logic combination possible as a function of the input logic signals. The circuit is described as a 2 input logistic map circuit but may be expanded to 3 or more inputs as required. Further disclosed is a universal logic array with variable circuit topology. A metallization layer and/or a via interconnection between cells in the array elements produce a circuit topology that implements a Boolean function and/or chaotic function and/or a logic function. The novel circuit provides a circuit topology for secure applications with no obvious physical correspondence between control signal values and input to output mapping. Further disclosed is a network which has a power signature independent of input signal state and output transition. This provides a very useful circuit to protect data from decryption from power signature analysis in secure applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chaologix, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Myers, James G. Fox
  • Patent number: 8329400
    Abstract: A method of juxtaposing sequence tags (GVTs) that are unique positional markers along the length of a population of target nucleic acid molecules is provided, the method comprising: fragmenting the target nucleic acid molecule to form target DNA insert; ligating the target DNA insert to a DNA vector or backbone to create a circular molecule; digesting the target DNA insert endonuclease to cleave the target DNA insert at a distance from each end of the target DNA insert yielding two GVTs comprising terminal sequences of the target DNA insert attached to an undigested linear backbone; recircularizing the linear backbone with the attached GVTs to obtain a circular DNA containing a GVT-pair having two juxtaposed GVTs; and recovering the GVT-pair DNA by nucleic acid amplification or digestion with endonuclease having sites flanking the GVT-pair. Cosmid vectors are provided for creating GVT-pairs of ˜45- to 50-kb separation sequencable by next-generation DNA sequencers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Versitech Limited
    Inventor: Si Lok
  • Patent number: 8328910
    Abstract: A method of remediating at least a portion of a building that contains defective drywall is presented. The method comprises removal of the defective drywall and cross-contaminated drywall, actively desorbing volatile compounds from the building materials exposed after removal of the drywall and passively desorbing remaining contaminants by depositing a film of an absorbent on the accessible surfaces of the exposed building materials. Active desorbing of volatiles can be carried out with forced thermal desorption, where the interior surfaces of the building are heated while the air is removed and replaced with air free of the volatile compounds. The absorbent for passive desorption can be a nanoparticulate metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Spiderman Mulholland