Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • Patent number: 8258501
    Abstract: A method of using a metal complex as an n-dopant for doping an organic semiconducting matrix material in order to alter the latter's electrical characteristics is provided. In order to provide n-doped organic semiconductors with matrix materials having a low reduction potential, while achieving high conductivities, the n-dopant is a neutral electron-rich metal complex with a neutral or charged transition metal atom as a central atom and having at least 16 valence electrons. The complex can be polynuclear and can possess at least one metal-metal bond. At least one ligand can form a ? complex with the central atom, which can be a bridge ligand, or it can contain at least one carbanion-carbon atom or a divalent atom. Methods for providing the novel n-dopants are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Novaled AG
    Inventors: Ansgar Werner, Olaf Kühl, Simon Gessler, Horst Hartmann, Andre Grüssing, Michael Limmert, Andrea Lux, Kentaro Harada
  • Patent number: 8256297
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for measuring turbine blade vibratory responses. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for measuring a vibratory response of a plurality of turbine blades. The method can include mounting an optical probe comprising at least one probe tip optical surface, wherein the at least one probe tip optical surface is substantially parallel to within about +15 or about ?15 degrees with respect to a trailing edge surface of at least one of the plurality of turbine blades, directing light towards a trailing edge surface of at least one of the plurality of turbine blades, receiving reflected light from the at least one of the plurality of turbine blades, and determining relative position of the at least one of the plurality of blades based at least in part on the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Ping-Liang Sue, Holly Davis, Michael Ball
  • Patent number: 8252366
    Abstract: A solid oxide electrochemical device having a laminar composite electrode with improved electrochemical and mechanical performance, the laminar composite electrode comprising a porous support electrode layer, a thin and patterned structure layer, and a thin and dense electrolyte layer and methods for making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jie Guan, Gregory R. Lear, Matthew Walker
  • Patent number: 8255344
    Abstract: The systems and methods may include receiving an initial population of parent chromosome data structures, where each parent chromosome data structure provides a plurality of genes; selecting pairs of parent chromosome data structures; applying at least one evolutionary operator to the genes of the selected pairs to generate a plurality of child chromosome data structures; allocating, the generated plurality of child chromosome structures to a plurality slave processors, where each slave processor evaluates one or more of the plurality of child chromosome data structures and generates respective objective function values; receiving objective function values for a portion of the plurality of allocated child chromosome data structures; merging the parent chromosome data structures with the received portion of the child chromosome data structures for which objective function values have been received; and identifying a portion of the merged set of chromosome data structures as an elite set of chromosome data stru
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Phillip Ferringer, Ronald Scott Clifton, Timothy Guy Thompson
  • Patent number: 8254165
    Abstract: The invention relates to an organic electronic memory component having an electrode and a counterelectrode and an organic layer arrangement formed between said electrode and counterelectrode and in electrical contact herewith, wherein the organic layer arrangement comprises the following organic layers: an electrode-specific charge carrier transport layer and a counterelectrode-specific charge carrier-blocking layer and disposed between said electrode-specific charge carrier transport layer and counterelectrode-specific charge carrier-blocking layer a memory layer region having a charge carrier-storing layer and a further charge carrier-storing layer between which charge carrier-storing layer and a further charge carrier-storing layer is disposed a charge carrier barrier layer. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for the operating of an organic electronic memory component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Novaled AG
    Inventors: Frank Lindner, Karsten Walzer, Karl Leo, Philipp Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8252498
    Abstract: Amphiphilic toner which has both hydrophilic groups and lipophilic groups in the molecule, use thereof for an electrophoretic printing process, and method for an electrophoretic printing process using it. The toner is first dispersed in a non-polar carrier liquid, the toner-containing carrier liquid being transported from a charge image carrier by means of a transfer roller to a point of transfer and from there transferred to a substrate. A polar liquid is added before transfer of the toner to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Pohlt
  • Patent number: 8251258
    Abstract: Embodiments of a dispensing system for dispensing a number of products to a user are disclosed. The dispensing system may include an input/output device and a dispenser. The input/output device may be adapted to receive a selection of one of the products from the user. The dispenser may be adapted to dispense a plurality of diluent components, the diluent components and a ratio of the diluent components corresponding at least in part to the selection of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Arthur G Rudick, Annie T Ellis
  • Patent number: 8255336
    Abstract: A system receives account access information from a user. The account is then accessed using the received access information. Data is harvested from a web page associated with the account or received from another financial data source. The user's ability to access the account is authenticated based on the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cashedge, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatachari Dilip, Sanjeev Dheer, Amir Sunderji, Param Singh
  • Patent number: 8251637
    Abstract: Shroud assemblies and methods for modifying modal vibrations associated with a turbine are described. A shroud assembly includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud. The inner shroud includes a body with a first end portion, a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface is adjacent to a plurality of rotating turbine blades. The inner shroud further includes at least two rails formed on the upper surface and extending between the first end portion and the second end portion, wherein an impingement cooling area is defined between the at least two rails. Additionally, the inner shroud includes at least one cross-member formed on the upper surface in a direction transverse to the at least two rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan Lewis, Sayed Murtuza Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8249983
    Abstract: A system receives account access information from a user. The account is then accessed using the received access information. Data is harvested from a web page associated with the account or received from another financial data source. The user's ability to access the account is authenticated based on the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cashedge, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatachari Dilip, Sanjeev Dheer, Amir Sunderji, Param Singh
  • Patent number: 8245492
    Abstract: A power plant and method of operation are provided. The power plant comprises at least one main air compressor and at least one gas turbine assembly. Each gas turbine assembly comprises a turbine combustor for mixing a compressed ambient gas with a recirculated low oxygen content gas flow and a fuel stream to form a combustible mixture for burning to form the recirculated low oxygen content gas flow. A turbine is arranged to be driven by the recirculated low oxygen content gas flow from the turbine combustor. The assembly includes a recirculation loop for recirculating the recirculated low oxygen content gas flow from the turbine to a turbine compressor and a gas flow extraction stream for extracting a portion of the recirculated low oxygen content gas flow for delivery to a carbon monoxide catalyst unit. A portion of the compressed ambient gas is directed to the carbon monoxide catalyst unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Samuel David Draper
  • Patent number: 8245493
    Abstract: Ambient air is compressed into a compressed ambient gas flow with a main air compressor. The compressed ambient gas flow having a compressed ambient gas flow rate is delivered to a turbine combustor and mixed with a fuel stream having a fuel stream flow rate and a portion of a recirculated gas flow to form a combustible mixture. The combustible mixture is burned and forms the recirculated gas flow that drives a turbine. The recirculated gas flow is recirculated from the turbine to the turbine compressor using a recirculation loop. At least one emission level is measured by at least a first emission sensor in the recirculated gas flow and at least a first control signal is generated. The fuel stream flow rate is adjusted based on the at least a first control signal to achieve substantially stoichiometric combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Karl Dean Minto
  • Patent number: 8246751
    Abstract: The present application provides a pulsed detonation cleaning system for cleaning an enclosed structure. The pulsed detonation cleaning system may include a pulsed detonation combustor cleaner and an external fuel-air flow. The pulsed detonation combustor cleaner delivers the external fuel-air flow into the enclosed structure and ignites the external fuel-air flow to clean the enclosed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tian Xuan Zhang, David Michael Chapin
  • Patent number: 8247049
    Abstract: An injection molded preform for making a stretch blow molded container having an overall stretch ratio of from about 12 to about 16, wherein the overall stretch ratio is a product of a hoop stretch ratio and an axial stretch ratio, wherein the hoop stretch ratio is from about 5.6 to about 6.5, wherein the axial stretch ratio is from about 2.4 to about 2.7, and wherein the preform comprises a CG PET Copolymer having a free blow volume of from about 650 to about 800 ml measured at 100° C. and 90 psi using a 25 gram weight preform designed for a 500 ml container with a maximum diameter of 65 mm and a height of 200 mm from below the container finish and having a hoop stretch ratio of 5.5 and an axial stretch ratio of 2.6. This invention also relates to a method of making such preforms and stretch blow molded containers and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Yu Shi, Long Fei Chang, Roger Ian Moore, Christopher C. Kjorlaug, Linda K. Anthony, legal representative, Thomas H. Milton, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8242298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel processes for preparing borylsilylamines, novel amines, novel borosilazane compounds, novel oligoborosilazane or polyborosilazane compounds which have the structural feature Si—N—B, ceramic material and methods of producing and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Kroschel, Martin Jansen
  • Patent number: 8243623
    Abstract: A tunneled direct link set-up (TDLS) capable wireless network may comprise a router such as an access point (AP) and a plurality of stations (STA) including service consumer and service provider station. A service consumer station may generate and send a layer-2 query frame to the plurality of stations. A service provider station may generate a layer-2 service frame in response to receiving the layer-2 query frame. The service consumer station may discover the service provider station and the services offered by the service provider station based on the layer-2 service frame. Also, the service consumer may discover the service provider station using layer-2 query frame and may discover the services offered by the service provider station using higher layer service discovery procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohong Gong, Victor B. Lortz, Tsung-Yuan Charles Tai
  • Patent number: 8244646
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may provide systems and methods for determining estimated lead times based on delivery history information to a same or similar geographical area. According to one example embodiment, a method is provided. The method can include identifying a payee and determining that the payee is associated with a geographical area for mailpiece delivery. The method can further include identifying multiple delivery methods for mailpiece delivery to the geographical area, wherein each of delivery methods is associated with (a) a distribution center, (b) a delivery agent, and (c) an estimated lead time determined at least in part by analyzing the delivery history information associated with multiple mailpieces mailed from the respective distribution center to the geographical area via the respective delivery agent. The method can further include selecting one of the delivery methods for mailpiece delivery to the payee and associating the selected delivery method with the payee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Fiserv, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann Marie Johnston, Robert Charles Esque, Justin Jackson, Brian Richard Seemann, Roy Alan Southard
  • Patent number: 8244556
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating payor sheets associated with payors for healthcare transactions. Information associated with one or more healthcare transactions that have been processed by a payor may be obtained. A plurality of data fields included in the one or more healthcare transactions may be identified, and a respective usage of each of the identified data fields within the one or more healthcare transactions may be calculated. Based upon the calculated usages, one or more of the plurality of data fields may be identified as required fields. A required field may be a field required by the payor during the submission of a healthcare transaction. Based at least in part upon the identified one or more required fields, a payor sheet associated with the payor may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: McKesson Financial Holdings Limited
    Inventor: James Morgan Ringold
  • Patent number: D666426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Newsom Designs LLC
    Inventor: Serge Milan
  • Patent number: D666726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Surgovations, LLC
    Inventors: Layne Davis, Christopher Menard