Patents Represented by Attorney Venable LLP
  • Patent number: 8341061
    Abstract: Method for establishing an investment mandate and for managing institutional investment funds associated with equity-based investments, bond-based investments and other investments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: John Woods & Associates Limited
    Inventors: John Edward Woods, John Michael Young
  • Patent number: 8334906
    Abstract: A sensing device includes: a video imager to obtain video of an area; a processing unit to receive and process the video from the video imager to identify one of an event or a datum of interest; and a communication channel to output a non-imagery signal representing the event or datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ObjectVideo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Lipton, Bruce Thompson, John I. W. Clark, Peter L. Venetianer, Zhong Zhang, Li Yu, Wei Hong Yin, Steve Titus, Amit Mistry, James Morris
  • Patent number: 8332992
    Abstract: In a device at a card in which at least one flat bar having a flat clothing is present, wherein the flat clothing, preferably small wire hooks, arranged in a strip-shaped supporting layer, is attached to the flat bar and lies opposite to the clothing of a roller, for example of the cylinder, and at least the regions of the flat clothing that face the flat bar consist of an iron material, especially of steel, there is present between the flat bar and the regions of the flat clothing that face the flat bar at least one magnetic element. In order to increase the degree of adhesive forces between flat bar and clothing element in a structurally simple manner, the supporting body of the clothing strip comprises a sheet-like structure that consists at least in part of a ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Truetzschler GmbH & Co. Kg
    Inventor: Thomas Landmesser
  • Patent number: 8336025
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method, models are designed with a design tool. A selected construct is determined. A selected computing environment, into which the selected construct is being placed, is identified, the computing environment being selected from at least one textual and at least one graphical computing environments. A template based on the selected computing environment is selected. The selected template is inserted into the selected computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind S. Hosagrahara, Paul F. Smith
  • Patent number: 8330398
    Abstract: A method to start at least two AC motors that are supplied from a common AC bus, which in turn is supplied from a power converter. At least one of the AC motors is an electrically excited synchronous motor including an excitation circuit. The synchronous motor is started first. During starting of remaining of the at least two AC motors a reactive power supplied by the power converter is determined and an increase of a field current or of a field voltage of the synchronous motor in linear dependence on the reactive power supplied by the power converter is determined. The increased field current or field voltage is applied to the excitation circuit of the synchronous motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Lennart Harnefors
  • Patent number: 8329214
    Abstract: The invention provides processes using suspensions to produce fenofibrate compositions. The resulting fenofibrate compositions can be made in the form of a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Laboratoires Fournier S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Stamm, Pawan Seth
  • Patent number: 8327942
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for establishing a hydrate free regime in a subsea production flowline before discharging into the subsea production flowline a production flow of hydrate prone hydrocarbon product pursuant to a shutdown or at an initial start of production. The hydrate free regime is achieved by injecting into the flowline a heated water volume in advance of discharging the hydrocarbon product from the subsea production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Scandinavia AS
    Inventors: Tom Grimseth, Inge Wold, John Daniel Friedemann, Christian Borchgrevink
  • Patent number: 8324999
    Abstract: A transformer comprises a primary winding having a first plurality of magnetic circuits each with a second plurality of turns and electrically connected in parallel and a secondary winding comprising a third plurality of magnetic circuits each with a fourth plurality of turns and electrically connected in series. The primary winding is electromagnetically coupled to the secondary winding by a single turn electrically conductive loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: E2V Technologies (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: 8322286
    Abstract: A cartridge case intended for explosive materials. A releasable base plate is provided in a bottom section of the cartridge case. A base plate locking device includes a temperature dependent shape memory material. A space is provided partly in the bottom section of the cartridge case and partly in the base plate of the cartridge case defining a motion path inclined backwards for the shape memory material to follow when its passes a temperature such that the shape memory struggles to resume a former shape, resulting in that the base plate is unlocked from the bottom section of the cartridge case and released. A round of ammunition including the cartridge case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Jon Toreheim, Alf Prytz, Geron Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8325878
    Abstract: A system for radiation therapy including a radiation planning system, wherein the radiation planning system comprises a parallel processor adapted to receive input information concerning a body having an intended radiation treatment region and to output information for providing radiation treatment to the intended radiation treatment region of the body, wherein the parallel processor is adapted to perform a plurality of reverse ray tracing calculations based on the input information concerning the body in determining the output information for providing radiation treatment, each of the plurality of reverse ray tracing calculations comprising: calculating a first physical property corresponding to a first sub-region of the intended radiation treatment region of the body that is intersected by a ray traced between a source position and the intended radiation treatment region; and calculating, subsequent to the first-mentioned calculating, a second physical property corresponding to a second sub-region of the in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Todd McNutt, Robert Allan Jacques
  • Patent number: 8327208
    Abstract: There is provided a time-division duplex transmit-receive apparatus in which the respective amplitude and phase characteristics of N sets of transmitting unit-receiving unit pair connected with N antenna elements are corrected all together and at the same time. At the time of reception, the reference signal from reference signal generator is branched into N reference signals. The branched reference signal is applied to the reception system through the transmit-receive switching switch. The reception-side error detector detects the error between the output signal of the reception-side amplitude-phase correction circuit and the reference signal to control the reception-side amplitude-phase correction circuit so that the error becomes zero. At the time of transmission, a part of transmitting signal is applied to the reception system through the antenna path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8318841
    Abstract: A binder for air drying paint, based on metal oxide-containing nanoparticles with unsaturated organic branches. At least one metal atom of the nanoparticle is chemically bound to an organic branch with at least one unsaturated ethylenic functionality. A process for preparation of the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sinvent AS
    Inventors: Tina Helland, Olav Marstokk, Ferdinand Männle, Christian Simon, Yang Juan
  • Patent number: 8319118
    Abstract: An optical transceiver that reduces the EMI noise leaked therefrom is reduced is disclosed. The optical transceiver of the invention provides a metal housing, an optical subassembly, and an electronic circuit. The metal housing includes a first space that installs the electronic circuit and a second space that installs the optical subassembly. The first space and the second space are electrically shielded to each other, in addition that both spaces are shielded from the external. In the optical transceiver of the invention, even the second space provides the optical path to the optical connector, which becomes a definite leak path for the EMI noise, the leakage from the first space to the external through the optical path is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Edwards, Jignesh H. Shah, Lance R. Thompson, Nhan Huynh
  • Patent number: 8316746
    Abstract: A trimming apparatus comprises a conveying device, a movable upper knife, an immovable lower knife, a movable press crosshead, a first drive, and a control unit. The print product is pressed down with the press crosshead. The pressed down print product is trimmed with the upper and lower knives. The press crosshead is lifted following the step of trimming operation. Subsequent to lifting the press crosshead, the upper knife is lifted. The trimmed print product is conveyed with the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Hediger, Daniel Rölli
  • Patent number: 8317784
    Abstract: A magnetic switching device includes an electromagnetic component adapted to be arranged proximate to an exterior surface of an object having a magnetically-switchable device therein and a control circuit electrically connected to the electromagnetic component. The electromagnetic component is constructed to generate a magnetic field of sufficient strength and orientation to engage a switch in the magnetically-switchable device. The invention further includes an electrocautery system, including an electrocautery device, a control circuit electrically connected to the electrocautery device, and an electromagnetic component electrically connected to the control circuit. The electromagnetic component is adapted to be arranged proximate to an exterior surface of an object having a magnetically-switchable device therein. Operation of the electrocautery device causes the electromagnetic component to generate a magnetic field of sufficient strength to engage a switch in the magnetically-switchable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Lead Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Choe, Sang Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 8317182
    Abstract: A method is provided to control a paper-processing machine. Following an occurrence of at least one error, the error is automatically detected with at least one detection device. Following the detection of the error, a measure is automatically introduced to counteract the error. The measure is then canceled at least in part if the error no longer occurs or the machine is stopped completely if the error is still detected by the detection device following completion of a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Thomas Probst
  • Patent number: 8316724
    Abstract: A measuring device including a layer of a magnetoelastic alloy formed on a load-carrying member. The layer is intended for measuring stresses induced by a force applied to the load-carrying member. An average grain size of the layer is in the range of 100 nm to 10000 nm. A method for production of the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ABB, AB
    Inventors: Hans Ling, Håkan F. Wintzell, Mingsheng Wang, Per S. Gustafsson, Andrius Miniotas
  • Patent number: 8321204
    Abstract: A system for generating a lexicon of words, organized into weighted categories, from a user defined set of example documents for detecting suspicious e-mails from a mail archive is provided. The system uses a set of example documents and e-mails given by the user to probabilistically find possible lists of critical words. The obtained list is now applied on an archive of e-mails. The system generates an inverted index on the mails from the archive to facilitate search for the key phrases. User feedback is taken on the results obtained and corrections in the lexicon made if necessary. Thus, the mails are scanned based on user feedback, user defined words and automatically generated word list. These lists constantly adapt as e-mails in the archive change. The system then combines all these to present the user with several possible sets of keywords and their relative importance that can be used as a policy for a desired level of accuracy. The system also shows the user any change if the set is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Malathi Kalyan, Abhi Dattasharma, Ram Lokendar Singh, Sanjay Subhash Panakkal, Dinesh Rama Hedge, Vinay Manjunath Naik
  • Patent number: 8316771
    Abstract: A cartridge case intended for explosive materials. A releasable base plate is provided in a bottom section of the cartridge case. A base plate locking device includes a temperature dependent shape memory material. The shape memory material of the base plate locking device is provided to exert a crushing force on the cartridge case at a temperature increase passing a temperature such that the shape memory material in question struggles to resume a former shape in order to break up the connection between the base plate and the bottom section of the cartridge case and release the base plate from the bottom section of the cartridge case. A round of ammunition includes the cartridge case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Jon Toreheim, Alf Prytz, Geron Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8318815
    Abstract: Use of nordihydroguaiaretic derivatives to suppress CDC-2 and survivin, stimulate apoptosis, and treat tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Ru Chih C. Huang, Jonathan D. Heller, Chih-Chuan Chang