Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm St.Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC
  • Patent number: 8352971
    Abstract: An object-oriented middleware framework for use in a network having a plurality of hosts including a first host having an associated first memory and first processor; and a second host having an associated second memory and second processor. The object-oriented middleware framework includes an Originator Command Container instantiating a Command by executing computer programming code stored in the first memory using the first processor. The framework also includes an Invocator Command Container, remote from the Originator Command Container and its associated first host where the instantiated Command is invoked, locally by executing computer programming code stored in the second memory using the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Composite Ideas, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Marsala, Edwin Babadaglian
  • Patent number: 8347753
    Abstract: A robot arm for an industrial robot, including a first arm part and a second arm part, where the second arm part is rotatably journalled in the first arm part for rotation about a first axis of rotation, characterized in that the second arm part includes a tubular member, rotatably journalled in the first arm part, so that the tubular member is configured to support the robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventor: Jan Larsson
  • Patent number: 8348890
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for delivering a therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent to tissue is described including an outer balloon having a wall with an opening therethrough and an inner surface, an inner balloon disposed in the outer balloon, enclosing an inflation chamber and having an outer surface defining a space between the outer surface of the inner balloon and the inner surface of the outer balloon, a catheter having a first lumen in fluid communication with the space between the inner balloon and the outer balloon for supplying the agent thereto, and a second lumen through which fluid is supplied to the inflation chamber for inflating the inner balloon to urge the agent out of the opening in the outer balloon, wherein the outer balloon and/or the inner balloon comprise at least one protrusion for directing the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sanovas, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday
  • Patent number: 8347212
    Abstract: A fully customizable system and method for producing videos utilizing a decentralized business model for receiving input parameters from the customer or user and for presenting production elements for selection based on the input parameters. The system providing feedback by calculating, a cost, a delivery date, and/or the required raw video source material, as the customer or user makes production element selections. The customer or user is further provided with specific direction as to which and how many raw source materials are to be gathered for the video production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LifeReel, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Negley
  • Patent number: 8345235
    Abstract: An accessory for a spectrometer for carrying out measurements of specular reflectance of a sample. The accessory is designed so that all components can be located in a housing and the sample can be located horizontally on a top-plate of the housing with the components disposed below the plane of that plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Hoult, Paul Alexander Evetts
  • Patent number: 8343067
    Abstract: A system for quantifying and mapping visual salience to a visual stimulus, including a processor, software for receiving data indicative of a group of individual's ocular responses to a visual stimulus, software for determining a distribution of visual resources at each of at least two times for each of at least a portion of the individuals. The system further including software for determining and quantifying a group distribution of visual resources at each of the at least two times and software for generating a display of the group's distribution of visual resources to the visual stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Warren Jones, Ami Klin
  • Patent number: 8338732
    Abstract: A spring operated actuator for an electrical switching apparatus. It has an opening spring and a closing spring, one of them including a torsion spring. The torsion spring is charged in the unwinding direction and discharged in the winding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Daniel Staffas, Johannes Tredoux, Mats Holman, Ulf â„«kesson
  • Patent number: 8339271
    Abstract: An intelligent security system that can be retrofit with existing equipment in the field, where the system, upon connection to existing End-Of-Line resistors automatically reads and calibrates itself to function with the various resistors already installed. The system provides for interrogation of non-supervised devices and may be remotely managed via a network connection. The system is designed as a fully integrated and easy to install security system that minimizes installation time and costs and provides for a compact and neat controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Isac Tabib
  • Patent number: 8341304
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device for a Substation Automation or Distribution Automation system as well as to a method and computer program product for providing it. The device has a structuring of its own functionality according to a communication standard and includes mechanically separable, replaceable hardware modules interconnected via an inter-module bus. The modules implement functionality related to function related elements of the standard and include a communication module and I/O modules. The device includes elements of the communication standard comprising one device related element and replaceable function related elements of all the functions provided by the modules. The communication module includes the device related element and function elements associated with the function of the communication module as well as functions provided by all the I/O modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Lennart Balgard, Bernhard Deck, Krister Landernas, Tobias Gentzell
  • Patent number: 8340825
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling a process for burning lime containing mixture (CaCO3) and converting it to calcinated lime (CaO) in a rotary kiln, the rotary kiln having an elongated cavity surrounded by a wall and a burner arranged to heat the cavity. The method includes collecting measurement data of the temperature in the wall at a plurality of measuring points along the longitudinal axis of the cavity, predicting the actual temperature gradient along the longitudinal axis of the cavity based at least on the measurement data of the temperature in the wall, and by means of a thermal model describing the temperature along the cavity of the kiln, determining a desired temperature gradient along the cavity based on the predicted temperature gradient along the cavity and a predetermined control strategy controlling the temperature in the kiln.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Lars Ledung, Erik Dahlqvist
  • Patent number: 8340930
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting equipment of an AC electrical power system comprises first means configured to measure the frequency of the current and voltage at at least one location in the electrical power system along an interconnection between two theoretical electric machines of an equivalent two machine system. Fourth means are configured to use the values of the frequency of the current and voltage measured to determine whether a power swing has occurred and if an occurrence of a power swing has been determined determine whether the measuring location is located on a motor side or a generator side of a potential pole slip electrical centre along said interconnection, the electrical centre being defined as the location where the voltage becomes zero during a pole slip, and send this information further to third means for use in a control for protecting equipment of the electrical power system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Zoran Gajic
  • Patent number: 8336605
    Abstract: A continuous casting device includes a mould, a nozzle, and an electromagnetic stirrer provided around the nozzle above the mould, the stirrer including a core of a magnetic material that extends circumferentially around the nozzle and a plurality of windings wound around the core. The windings are wound around a cross section of the core as seen in the circumferential direction of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Eleonor Olsson, Bengt Rydholm, Helmut Hackl
  • Patent number: 8333695
    Abstract: A medical instrument for manipulating, in particular retracting tissue or an organ in the human or animal body, comprises an elongated shaft having a distal portion introducible into the body, and at least one working element arranged at a distal end portion of the shaft for manipulating the tissue or organ. The at least one working element comprises at least one magnetically acting element producing a magnetic field for manipulating the tissue or organ. A method for manipulating, in particular retracting tissue or an organ uses the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: University of Dundee
    Inventor: Alfred Cuschieri
  • Patent number: D672954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: raaco International A/S
    Inventors: Soren X. Frahm, Robert Byriel Riedel
  • Patent number: D673325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Plastic Packaging (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Gerald Martines
  • Patent number: D673372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: D673670
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MTP Medical Technical Promotion GmbH
    Inventor: Fred Linnenschmidt
  • Patent number: D673987
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry A. Mirrer
  • Patent number: D674082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Efinger, Kevin Pilz, Mathias Stengele
  • Patent number: D674084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MTP Medical Technical Promotion GmbH
    Inventor: Fred Linnenschmidt