Patents Represented by Attorney Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Patent number: 8337132
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adjustment element 1 with which a component can be fastened and can be positioned in space. The adjustment element has the following features: a banjo bolt 10 with an external thread 12 with which the component holder 50 can be positioned in the axial direction of the banjo bolt 10, an inner element 20 which is arranged within the banjo bolt 10 and to which the banjo bolt 10 is rotatably fastened, and a washer 30 which is held between the banjo bolt 10 and inner element 20 in a manner such that it can be laterally displaced in the axial direction of the inner element 20 such that the adjustment element 1 can be laterally positioned and can be fixed with a fastening means 40 reaching through the washer 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sandra Steffenfauseweh, Alexander Vorderwisch, Gerald Welzel
  • Patent number: 8337869
    Abstract: A herbal topical composition is used having complexed trace minerals capable of effectively reducing bone and joint inflammation by inhibiting inflammation pathways and in particular COX-2. The herbal composition having trace elements in a topical carrier reduces inflammation while avoiding the side effects associated with traditional drug therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Robert L. Gross, Nancy L. Leventoff
  • Patent number: 8335743
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for brokering media content or segments created by media creators for use by licensees on a website or webpage of the licensees. The media creators upload their media to a hosting database via an account, and potential licensees bid for the right to be a licensee and to use the media on their webpage. The highest bidding licensee receives a permission authorizing the delivery and display of the media on their webpage, via the database recording the actual page views and deliveries for calculating a license fee to be paid to the host and to the media creators for use of the media thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMERGENCY 24, Inc.
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8330123
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for improved fluorescence decay time measurement. A digital heterodyning technique is disclosed in which a photon detector is sampled at a rate slightly faster than a digitally pulsed excitation signal. A resulting cross correlation frequency is low enough to be read by inexpensive electronics such as by a field programmable gate array. Phase information in the signal provides correlation with corresponding photon detections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: I.S.S. (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Enrico Gratton, Enrico D'Amico
  • Patent number: 8316862
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for magnetically assisted agent delivery are included. These devices, systems, and methods make use of a plurality of magnets or magnetic configuration. Two magnets are arranged such that the two magnetic fields overlap and can cancel at the location of the desired node point without canceling around that point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Benjamin Shapiro, Isaac B. Rutel
  • Patent number: 8316021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for search engines are disclosed wherein the search engine results and the information on which such are based are altered based on users specifically providing feedback to the search engine the appropriateness of one or more of the search results provided in response to a search query made by the user to the search engine. Therefore, the search engine is a dynamic and evolving ranking system for determining search results to be displayed to users in response to a search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8307517
    Abstract: A slide lock for joining two ends of a textile ribbon, including an external sleeve having a cavity; and a locking part having at least one tip and mounted in the cavity of the external sleeve; wherein the external sleeve has an opening with stops for the locking part and an opening allowing the insertion of the locking part, locking portions for cooperating with the stops to retain the locking part in the cavity are further provided in the external sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Harald Platzer GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Piermayr, Christian Piermayr
  • Patent number: 8306829
    Abstract: A system for determining a patient benefits eligibility under a healthcare assistance program. Initial patient information, such as the patient's date of birth, household members, medical condition including pregnancy, and income and financial resources, if available, is used to make an initial determination as to whether the patient is likely to qualify for benefits. If the initial patient information satisfies one of the well-established criteria or the probability models, additional patient information is obtained, typically including additional details about the patient's income and financial resources, as well as the income and financial resources of the patient's household. The patient information is compared to the eligibility requirements for the assistance program. If the comparison indicates that it is likely that the patient will qualify for benefits under the assistance program, then an application for the assistance program is provided and the application is completed and submitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates
    Inventors: Judith Edmonds Starkey, Kevin Sutherland
  • Patent number: 8304952
    Abstract: An electromagnetic motor system with no counter/back electromotive force due to the ability of the system to change from one magnetic state to another magnetic state in a defined sequence. In the first state a kinetic energy component is added to the system's rotor where two permanent magnetic materials, which are affixed to the rotor, are allowed to come into an angular range such that they act in a symmetrical manner on a fixed soft ferromagnetic material. This fixed soft ferromagnetic material also acts as the core of an electromagnetic coil and when the rotor's permanent magnets are at the closest proximity to the soft ferromagnetic core a voltage is applied across the coil, resulting in the soft ferromagnetic coil being saturated in a horizontal manner where previously it was polarized in a vertical manner while under the influence of the rotor's two permanent magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Sean McCarthy, Seamus Flanagan, Alan Simpson, Maxime Sorin
  • Patent number: 8281871
    Abstract: A system, and a method of using a system, for controlled tool operation. The method includes providing a tool used in a force application such as a such torque application. The tool communicates with a controller which can communicate with the tool, and to a display in communication with the tool and the controller. The controller can be programmed with operational information about a tool operation. Information related to the operational information is displayed to a user during use. Service information including at least information about an amount of force applied during use is recorded and stored in the controller. Also disclosed is a computerized system for controlled tool operation which sends operational instructions to the tool before use and retrieves service information from the tool after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian J. Cutler, David Duvan, Gary Keefe, Denny Atkinson, David R. Costantino
  • Patent number: 8275688
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to generate personalized savings recommendation and/or needed assignments of reference-date dependent investments. Recommendations and assignments are based on differences between a investor profile and an ideal representative that was used to construct the investments. The system provides a configurable increasing level of financial service based on a Methodology Publisher's configuration for reference date based investments. A forecast simulation system is provided for each investor with various optimizers by the Methodologically Publisher to provide various level of financial services and portfolio recommendations for reference date dependent investments. Reports may be provided to investors illustrating progress toward goals and highlighting distribution of potential risky outcomes. An online inter-active mode may allow an investor to provide further profile information and customize a solution to their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Business Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Navaid Abidi, Jon Hagen, Dirk Quayle
  • Patent number: 8266560
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating and verifying circuit layouts from computer-aided design tools for vertically integrated, three-dimensional integrated circuits are disclosed. In one instance, a 3-D technology file of these teachings is obtained by providing an identifier for two or more circuit levels, providing for each one of the two or more circuit levels an identifier for a 2-D technology file corresponding to each of the one or more circuit levels and providing a file structure including the two or more circuit levels and each identifier, corresponding to each one of the one or more circuit levels, for the 2-D technology file corresponding to each one of the two or more circuit levels. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: R3 Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa G. McIlrath
  • Patent number: 8244336
    Abstract: A portable electrocardiograph, in which an exposed electrode is arranged on the end face of one end of a housing, characterized in that: the other end of the housing is of a comfortable structure for holding; the comfortable structure for holding is provided with the other exposed electrode; and the geometric center of the comfortable structure for holding is of an offset toward the other end of the housing and one of the two transverse sides, and a measuring key is arranged in the geometric center of the comfortable structure for holding. The present invention is of a humanized and unique holding structure shape, which ensures the wrist, the arm, and the trunk of the user are closed to form a relative space, thus allowing the user to measure in natural and correct posture so as to make sure the monitored data to be accurate and reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Beijing Choice Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weihu Wang, Lei Chen, Peng Wu
  • Patent number: 8240966
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus for fastening a first component to a second component with automatic equalization of tolerances in the separation distance between the first and second component s, including a receiving element and an adjustment element, which can be screwed to the receiving element by way of a fastening screw. The adjustment element can be turned via a detachable drag connection when the fastening screw is turned. The receiving element below a flange has at least one radially projecting holding projection so that the receiving element can be immobilized on the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Ulrich Figge, Ingo Burger
  • Patent number: 8236179
    Abstract: A chromatography or supercritical extraction method is disclosed, in which the eluent comprises a mixture of a fluid and a modifier and in which the fluid is recycled. One exemplary method comprises an operation consisting in determining at least one quantity linked to the level of modifier that is mixed with the recycled fluid and, if necessary, a correction operation in order to limit variations in the level of modifier in the eluent at the inlet of the column or the extractor. The disclosure also relates to a chromatography or extraction installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: PIC Solution
    Inventor: Mohamed Shaimi
  • Patent number: 8234157
    Abstract: A method of advertising a first web site on a second web site comprising with a fixed compensation based methodology. The method includes providing an upper level category and a lower level category, assigning at least one keyword to each of the categories, respectively assigning fixed amounts of compensation to the keywords that the first web sites will pay, assigning the second web site to any one of the categories, thereby defining a second web site category, associating the first web site with any of the keywords and with the amount of compensation assigned to such keywords, thereby defining at least one first web site category, in response to receiving a request from the second web site, determining the second web site category, and providing to the second web site a hyperlink to the first web site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventors: Dante Monteverde, Patrick Devereaux, Arsen Viadimirskiy, Gemma Piscotti, Baird Larson
  • Patent number: D672069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Cohen
  • Patent number: D672070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Cohen
  • Patent number: D672071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Cohen
  • Patent number: D672072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Cohen