Patents Represented by Attorney Venable LLP
  • Patent number: 8349153
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sheet-shaped electrode for an electrostatic coalescing device. A layered material structure including an electrically conductive layer for forming a conductive member of the electrode and two electrically non-conductive insulation layers are arranged in an envelope. The insulation layers include thermoplastic or thermoset material for forming the insulation of the electrode. The conductive layer is arranged between the insulation layers. The envelope is sealed. Gas is evacuated from the envelope. The material structure is heated to a temperature above the melting temperature of the thermoplastic material or above the curing temperature of the thermoset material so as to consolidate the material structure while keeping the material structure inside the evacuated envelope. The material structure is cooled and removed from the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hamworthy PLC
    Inventors: Tor Fjeldly, Peder Hansson, Pål Jahre Nilsen
  • Patent number: 8350564
    Abstract: A system and a method for determining the torque imposed on a filament, such as a single DNA strand or macromolecule, using a magnetic probe and an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Alfredo A. Celedon, Sean X. Sun, Gregory Bowman, Denis Wirtz, Peter Searson
  • Patent number: 8348440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vision system for representing synthetically generated images for the stimulation of night vision appliances, especially in training simulators for driving or flight training, and lighting and observation operations in night vision conditions. Said system comprises an image generator (17) for generating image signals of a synthetic image, at least one projector (16) which is fed with the image signals and used to project the image onto at least one projection screen (11), and a night vision appliance (15) for visualizing the projected image. The aim of the invention is to create a technically less complex, cost-effective visual system, whereby the projected image is visualized through the night vision appliance (15) in an undisturbed manner when the night vision appliance is stimulated correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Burggraf, Wilfried Plass, Michael Paschold, Hans Born
  • Patent number: 8345152
    Abstract: A CCD sensor has a shutter to prevent frame shift smear during transfer of an image from the image region to a store region. The CCD sensor has an extended dynamic range, because each integration is in two parts, the second part of which has a different sensitivity than the first part. In order to avoid an asymmetry in the uncovering and covering of the image region, a two-bladed shutter is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: E2V Technologies (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Roger John Pittock, Raymond Thomas Bell
  • Patent number: 8343540
    Abstract: The invention provides processes using suspensions to produce fenofibrate compositions. The resulting fenofibrate compositions can be made in the form of a capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratories Fournier S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Stamm, Pawan Seth
  • Patent number: 8345835
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for generating an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) database, the system comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory comprising a list of telephone numbers associated with one or more destinations implementing IVR menus, wherein the one or more destinations are grouped based on a plurality of categories of the IVR menus. Further the memory includes instructions executable by said processor for automatically communicating with the one of more destinations, and receiving at least one customization record from said at least one destination to store in the IVR database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Zvi Or-Bach, Tal Lavian
  • Patent number: 8343000
    Abstract: An electric drive system including an electric motor arranged to rotate a drive shaft. A differential includes a first planetary gear being drivingly connected to a first output assembly. A second planetary gear configuration is in driving engagement with the first planetary gear configuration via an output shaft. The second planetary configuration is drivingly connected to a second output assembly. The motor is disposed between the first and second planetary gear configuration. The first planetary gear configuration is arranged to co-act with the second planetary gear configuration so as to provide a differential function. The ring gears of the first and second planetary gear configurations are engaged via a reversing assembly for the differential function. Also, a motor driven unit, such as a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: BAE Systems Hägglunds Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Pontus Karlsson, Henrik Kjellman, Viktor Lassila
  • Patent number: 8346793
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus, computer-readable medium, or method may be configured to suggest correct identifiers. Expected identifiers may be created and their frequencies of occurrence may be calculated. Unrecognized identifiers may be detected. First numerical scores indicating that the unrecognized identifiers were provided in place of one or more expected identifiers may be calculated. Second numerical scores indicating that the unrecognized identifiers were intended to include expected identifiers may also be calculated. The second numerical scores may be calculated using the first numerical scores and the frequencies of occurrence of the expected identifiers. The system may select one or more expected identifiers based on the second set of numerical scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe F. Hicklin, Audrey L. Benevento
  • Patent number: 8345457
    Abstract: A high voltage AC/DC or DC/AC power conversion system including a voltage source converter with at least two series-connected converter valve bridges, at least two reactors, where each of the reactors is connected to one of the AC phase terminals of the at least two bridges and at least one transformer connected to an AC supply voltage. In order to block a DC voltage from the at least one transformer, one of at least two capacitors is connected in series with each of the at least two reactors and is connected between the corresponding reactor and the at least one transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Gunnar Asplund, Lars-Erik Juhlin
  • Patent number: 8337080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a measuring method and a sensor unit of measuring temperature distribution of an object by using an optical fiber sensing technology of BOCDA system. In the measuring method, an optical fiber that functions as a BOCDA-type optical fiber sensor is disposed two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally with respect to a predetermined measurement region of the object, and thereby the temperature distribution of the object can be measured at a high speed and a high accuracy, in the predetermined measurement region configuring a surface or space where the optical fiber is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Sasaoka, Osamu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8337911
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel herbal formulation for the prevention and management of type-2 diabetes mellitus and vascular complications associated with diabetes comprising, preparing of hydromethanolic extract of at least one plant selected form Salacia roxburghii, Salacia oblonga, Garcinia Indica and Lagerstroemia parviflora at 70°-80° C., maintaining ph of the solution between 7-10, separating the active compounds by using TLC, HPLC, HPTLC, subjecting the active compounds to the step of molecular characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SRM University
    Inventors: Govind Prasad Dubey, Aruna Agrawal, Nirupama Dubey, Shipra Dubey, Rajesh Dubey, Samamtsan Mercy Deborah
  • Patent number: 8336816
    Abstract: An aircraft launcher includes a base frame, a first sliding frame that slides with respect to the base frame, a second sliding frame that slides with respect to the first sliding frame, an aircraft support located on the second sliding frame, and a drive apparatus adapted to slide at least one of the first sliding frame and the second sliding frame with respect to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AAI Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Miller
  • Patent number: 8339596
    Abstract: An apparatus for contactless detection of characteristics of continuously conveyed, translucent products includes first and second transmitting units each having an independent light source to generate high-intensity light radiation to illuminate the product, a light-converting element to form a planar light field from the light radiation and a focusing element to form a line of light running transversely to a direction of conveying of the products from the planar light field. A receiving unit has a detection device to pick up the light radiation transflected by the product. Shading elements are arranged respectively between the transmitting units and the receiving unit. The first transmitting unit is arranged in front of the receiving unit in the direction of conveying of the products and the second transmitting unit is arranged behind the receiving unit in the direction of conveying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co.KG
    Inventors: Agnar Holten Sivertsen, Karsten Heia, Heidi Anita Nilsen
  • Patent number: 8339159
    Abstract: The input buffer circuit of a semiconductor apparatus includes a first buffering unit that that is activated by a voltage level difference between a first voltage terminal and a second voltage terminal, and generates a first compare signal and a second compare signal by comparing the voltage levels of reference voltage and an input signal; a control unit that controls the amount of current flowing between the second voltage terminal and a ground terminal by comparing the voltage levels of the reference voltage and the second compare signal; and a second buffering unit that generates an output signal by comparing the voltage levels of the input signal and the first compare signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Wang Lee, Yong-Ju Kim, Sung-Woo Han, Hee-Woong Song, Ic-Su Oh, Hyung-Soo Kim, Tae-Jin Hwang, Hae-Rang Choi, Jae-Min Jang, Chang-Kun Park
  • Patent number: 8336431
    Abstract: A method for trimming multiple edges of a print product over the course of several processing steps of a processing cycle using a trimming apparatus is disclosed. The method includes the processing steps of feeding the print product from a stacking device to a trimming device using a feeding device, pressing the print product onto a trimming table using a pressing die, trimming the print product positioned on the trimming table using knives associated with the trimming device, releasing the pressing die from the trimming table, and removing the trimmed print product from the trimming table. The pressing die and the knives are driven by separate drives that are controlled by a control unit. The steps of feeding, pressing down, and releasing are time-variable, while the step of trimming includes a respectively time-constant knife movement for trimming the print product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Adrian Fassbind
  • Patent number: 8340414
    Abstract: A method for image processing comprising filtration and conversion to a radiometric color image based on an original image. The method gives the processed image high spatial resolution combined with high dynamic resolution. The original image is made available in digital format. Contrast-increasing filtration is performed on the original digital image. The original digital image is converted into a radiometric pseudocolor image based on a chosen color range in which each color corresponds to an absolute measured, radiated or reflected quantity of energy within a certain wavelength band and where the images are represented in a format containing a luminance component. The filtered contrast-increased original image is scaled in terms of the luminance component in the radiometric color image. The luminance component in the radiometric color image is replaced with the scaled, filtered contrast-increased luminance component of the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Flir Systems AB
    Inventors: Nicolas Hogasten, Graham McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8339872
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor memory apparatus which improves the time to transmit write data to a memory cell and improves data retention time of the memory cell. To this end, the semiconductor memory apparatus includes a bit-line sense amplifier that senses and amplifies data of bit-line pairs by driving power supplied through a pull up power line and a pull down power line and transmits the amplified data to a memory cell. A bit-line sense amplification power supply unit supplies pull up driving voltage and pull down driving voltage to the pull up and pull down power lines in an active mode and supplies an over driving voltage and the pull down driving voltage having a higher voltage level than the pull up driving voltage to the pull up and pull down power lines until the memory cell is deactivated in a precharge mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Tae-Sik Yun, Jae-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8339818
    Abstract: A method and a device to compensate for an asymmetrical DC bias current in a multi-phase transformer. The transformer is connected between an AC power system and an AC/DC or DC/AC high voltage converter. For each phase of the AC side of the transformer a current quantity is determined. The current quantity reflects the time dependent behavior of the magnetizing current in the phase. Time intervals in the current quantity are determined during which the current quantity reaches a positive or a negative maximum, respectively. A DC magnetizing quantity is determined from a difference between the amplitude of the positive maximum and the amplitude of the negative maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Lars-Erik Juhlin
  • Patent number: 8337971
    Abstract: An impact pad comprising an upper part, a middle part, and a lower part, the said upper part being configured as a single piece with a plurality of protrusions on a under side there of facing the middle part, such that said protrusions are adapted to fit in the grooves provided on the top surface of the middle part, the bottom surface of the middle part being provided with the third part, namely means for fastening impact pads on the main support frame with clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tega Industries Limited
    Inventor: Imam Syed Yaver
  • Patent number: D673784
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ImagineBaby, LLC
    Inventor: Lauren Lang