Patents Represented by Attorney Sheldon & Mak
  • Patent number: 8352363
    Abstract: A mainframe-based far-distance bicentric transaction information processing system, providing a processing operation solution. The method includes: receiving upload transaction information containing transaction type data; searching transaction information requiring an amount of shared resource less than a preset threshold when being processed, according to the transaction type data; and transmitting the transaction information requiring the amount of shared resource less than the preset threshold when being processed, to a backup processing center to be processed, when CPU utilization rates exceeds a preset safety threshold. The system includes a main processing center and a backup processing center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of Communications
    Inventor: Weidong Hou
  • Patent number: 8342191
    Abstract: A hair styling tool includes a body, a cylinder extending from the body, the cylinder rotatable relative to the body, a motor for rotating the cylinder, a heater to heat the cylinder, and a styling arm pivotally attached to the body. The hair styling tool may have a generally clam shell configuration, wherein the styling arm is movable between an open position in which the styling arm is distant the cylinder and a closed position in which the styling arm is proximate to the cylinder, such as contacting the cylinder. The styling arm may also include a brush head with fixed or retractable bristles and/or a smoothing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MM&R Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A Ragosta, Bruno Meglio, Claudio Marino, David Richmond, Howard Richmond
  • Patent number: 8329394
    Abstract: A capture probe suitable for use with methods for isolating, labeling or detecting small polynucleotides. A method for isolating a small polynucleotide of interest from a sample comprising hybridizing the small polynucleotide to the capture probe and lengthening the small polynucleotide by primer extension or ligation. A method for detecting a small polynucleotide of interest following isolation by amplification of the primer extension products and/or hybridization and subsequent cleavage of dual labeled detector probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bioventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellott P. Dawson, Kristie E. Womble
  • Patent number: 8327860
    Abstract: An improved hair styling device with heating elements and heat retaining clips inside the device's housing. The clips present double concave inner faces, and form an enclosed space when in a closed position. A heat retaining element with an elevated heat capacity is incorporated into the clips adjacent the inner surface of the jaws of the clips; and also presents a double concave surface to the inside of the clips when in a closed position. The heating elements are made up of elongated heating rods with multiple heating locations along their length. Each heating location has an enlarged double convex area on the surface of the heating rods. The heating locations are complimentary to the shape of the heat retaining element, and therefore heat the clips quickly and evenly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Flowers
  • Patent number: 8315827
    Abstract: A method for identifying an approximate fault location in a power transmission line comprises detecting first and second dominant frequencies in first and second recovering voltages resulting from the fault without using the velocity of either of the recovering voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Southern California Edison
    Inventors: Vitaly Faybisovich, Mark I. Khoroshev
  • Patent number: 8308667
    Abstract: A vibratory massaging device having a spaced plurality of proximity sensors distributed on a massaging surface of the device, and a control circuit operative for controlling vibratory intensities in response to activation of particular ones of the sensors being close to a user's body parts being massaged. The device can be configured as a dildo, including both main and secondary vibrators, the secondary vibrator being within an arm portion that is configured for clitoral stimulation. At least one of the vibrators is automatically driven at increased intensity as penetration increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Wing Pow International Corp.
    Inventor: Calvin Spencer Lee
  • Patent number: 8297022
    Abstract: A portable vapor containment structure has a support frame, at least three wheels to roll the support frame about the ground and wheel retractors for retracting each of the wheels so as to allow the frame to be lowered to the ground. Typically, the apparatus further includes an enclosed vapor containment compartment mounted upon the support frame attached to the support frame. The vapor containment compartment has a bottom opening located within the perimeter of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Parsons Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Cudney, Jeffrey Hillson
  • Patent number: 8297663
    Abstract: A pipe fitting, useable in the installation of a sprinkler head, includes (a) a body having an open upstream end and an open downstream end, the downstream end having internal threads capable of accepting a threaded male fitting, the body defining a gasket retention area located upstream of the internal threads; and (b) an gasket disposed within the gasket retention area. The gasket retention area and the gasket are chosen so that a threaded male fitting threadedly disposed within the downstream end of the body can be rotated within the downstream end of the body 360° while remaining liquid tight for pressures in excess of 300 psig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Spears Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Wayne Spears
  • Patent number: 8287567
    Abstract: A device is described for securing a cranial limb to the cranial top and for simultaneously closing craniotomy holes, comprising: a cortical support riser; first closing means operatively connected to the cortical riser; second closing means adapted to be secured to the cortical riser; and at least one handle removably connected to the cortical riser and adapted to drive the device to take it from its rest position to its operating securing position. A process for using such device is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: NTPLAST S.R.L.
    Inventors: Igino Romolo Gazzani, Moreno Carvani, Piero Cavigliasso, Giancarlo Guizzardi
  • Patent number: 8278035
    Abstract: A capture probe suitable for use with a method for isolating miRNAs. A method for isolating an miRNA of interest from a sample comprising the miRNA of interest comprising providing the capture probe. A method for identifying an miRNA of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Bioventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott P. Dawson, Kristie E. Womble
  • Patent number: 8276454
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for taking the necessary energy for operating the electronic circuit for monitoring a bearing (A) directly from the rotation movement, namely from the kinetic energy of the bearing i.e by energy harvesting or scavenging. All information read on board the bearing (A) by the sensors (4a, 4b) are sent through radio with a wireless communication system to an external data collecting and processing unit (6), that is able to evaluate and communicate the status of the bearing (A) being analyzed. The preferred system embodiment provides that the generator (1) bases its operation on the gyroscope (or Coriolis force) effect a circuit (7) for accumulating the necessary energy for turning the system on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sequoia IT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Plavan, Massimiliano Titolo
  • Patent number: 8277853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composition and method using the same for topical application to mammalian subject's skin or hair particularly useful for promoting hair health and more particularly hair growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eqyss Grooming Products
    Inventors: Dallas Van Kempen, Don Van
  • Patent number: 8267188
    Abstract: A machining tool comprises a frame mounting an extendable yoke slidable with respect to the frame in a first direction through one or more mounting pillars. A tool motor is mounted on the yoke. A drive mechanism for the yoke is also mounted in the frame, with a drive motor to drive the yoke drive mechanism. A belt is between pulleys on the drive motor and mechanism to transmit drive between them. A rotatable sleeve is around the tool motor and on which sleeve the belt engages on opposite sides of the tool motor, whereby the tool motor can extend between the drive motor and mechanism, thereby resulting in a compact arrangement of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventor: Garth Martyn John Nicholson
  • Patent number: 8258434
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8256609
    Abstract: A device comprising a sealed package having a front wall, a rear wall, a top edge, a bottom edge, a lubricant compartment and a prophylactic compartment, with the compartments proximate to each other. A lubricant is in the lubricant compartment and a prophylactic is in the prophylactic compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Line One Laboratories Inc. (USA)
    Inventor: Budiman Lee
  • Patent number: 8225798
    Abstract: A device for use in performing minimally invasive surgery. A system for performing minimally invasive surgery comprising the device according to the present invention. A method for performing minimally invasive surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Loma Linda University
    Inventors: Dalton D. Baldwin, Gideon Richards
  • Patent number: 8221540
    Abstract: A refractory includes a cement, a binder and a matrix. The matrix comprises both stainless steel fibers and organic fibers. The refractory can be easily cast, without additional steel reinforcement, into large fire wall 16 panels 10 capable of meeting the requirements of testing conducted in accordance with ASTM E-119, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials in support of IEEE Std. 979-1994, Guide for Substation Fire Protection. The fire wall 16 assembly withstood the fire endurance test without passage of flame and gases hot enough to ignite cotton waste during a four-hour fire exposure. The assembly also withstood a 45 psi water stream for five minutes immediately following the four-hour fire exposure period. This is a stringent mechanical requirement, as all fire walls 16 must maintain their integrity before, during and after a fire, per the Universal Building Code's definition of a true fire wall 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Alonso P. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8224785
    Abstract: A network database system wherein clients of subscribing entities are authorized network access to reliable documents that are identified by each entity as being relevant to clients of that entity. Features that can be included in the system are customization of the documents to reflect sourcing by particular subscribers, automated formatting of the documents for storing in a network database, client access facilitated by subscriber-maintained databases, and the avoidance of cookies remaining on clients' computer hard drives following document access. Also disclosed is a method for processing repeated data requests on a distributed computer database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Health Informatics International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Myers, Charles R. Christian, Derrick K. Bennett, Mario C. Murga
  • Patent number: 8222504
    Abstract: The invention is a string for a musical instrument comprising (a) a core wire, and (b) a wrap wire coiled tightly around the core wire, the wrap wire comprising a magnetic cobalt-containing alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ernie Ball Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Ball
  • Patent number: D664764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Lori Lynn Bub, George Robert Bub