Patents Represented by Attorney Winstead PC
  • Patent number: 8351703
    Abstract: A method of extracting and organizing data from electronic images includes processing a set of data fields representative of data to be extracted, mapping at least a subset of the set of data fields to at least one subclient, and attaching a rule from a set of rules to at least one of the mapped data fields. Each rule in the set of rules represents a transformation from a first data format to a preferred data format. The method also includes extracting data from at least one electronic image for the at least one subclient into the plurality of mapped data fields using the attached rule and storing the extracted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Perot Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Vardhman Jain, Arvind Perumbala
  • Patent number: 8349805
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of the peptide compound Pyr-His-Trp-Ser-Tyr-Gly-Leu-Arg-Pro-Gly-NH2 as a therapeutic agent for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, fibrotic diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, lung diseases, heart and vascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Moreover the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions preferably in form of a lyophilizate or liquid buffer solution or artificial mother milk formulation or mother milk substitute containing the peptide Pyr-His-Trp-Ser-Tyr-Gly-Leu-Arg-Pro-Gly-NH2 optionally together with at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, cryoprotectant, lyoprotectant, excipient and/or diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: mondoBIOTECH Laboratories AG
    Inventors: Dorian Bevec, Fabio Cavalli, Vera Cavalli, Gerald Bacher
  • Patent number: 8338380
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of the peptide compound Ac-Arg-Phe-Met-Trp-Met-Arg-NH2 as a therapeutic agent for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, fibrotic diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, lung diseases, heart and vascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Moreover the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions preferably in form of a lyophilisate or liquid buffer solution or artificial mother milk formulation or mother milk substitute containing the peptide Ac-Arg-Phe-Met-Trp-Met-Arg-NH2 optionally together with at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, cryoprotectant, lyoprotectant, excipient and/or diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: mondoBIOTECH Laboratories AG
    Inventors: Dorian Bevec, Fabio Cavalli, Vera Cavalli, Gerald Bacher
  • Patent number: 8339009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic flux conducting unit (10) for electromagnetic apparatus, the electromagnetic apparatus being operative to convert one of mechanical energy and electrical energy into the other of mechanical energy and electrical energy. The magnetic flux conducting unit comprises at least one magnetic flux conducting element (12a, 12b) formed of a magnetically permeable material. Also, the at least one magnetic flux conducting element defines: a coil receiving space (18) for receiving a coil assembly (32) of the electromagnetic apparatus; and at least one material receiving space (16, 30a, 30b), which accommodates a substantially magnetically impermeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NGenTec Ltd.
    Inventors: Markus Mueller, Alasdair Stewart McDonald
  • Patent number: 8328258
    Abstract: A gripping tool includes a bracket for connecting the gripping tool to a crane. The gripping tool further includes a main body connected to the bracket and a plurality of jaw members pivotally arranged on the main body. The plurality of jaw members are controlled by a plurality of actuators and are arranged to cooperatively grip and hold goods to be lifted or manipulated. A supplementary jaw member is displaceably connected to a first jaw member of the plurality of jaw members. The supplementary jaw member is displaced from a position where a gripping surface of the supplementary jaw member rests against a gripping surface of an outer surface of the first jaw member to a position where the gripping surface of the supplementary jaw member is separated by a distance from the gripping surface of the first jaw member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Marine AS
    Inventor: Andreas Kjol
  • Patent number: 8329237
    Abstract: A process for producing a concentrated, sterilized liquid milk product comprising the steps of (a) partially concentrating milk or a milk product, and (b) sterilizing a partially concentrated milk product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fair Oaks Farms Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Paul Maron, Patricia Ruth Corby
  • Patent number: 8325016
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification transponder includes a power supply and a dynamic memory array that stores data. When power from the power supply ceases, the data in the dynamic memory array is validly maintained for a predetermined period of time. The dynamic memory array is responsive to an interrogating signal for selectively updating the data. A radio frequency identification transponder includes a signal processor that extracts an identifier from the interrogation signal and is responsive to the identifier and the stored data to determine whether some or all of the identifier is stored in the dynamic memory array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Colin Littlechild, Michael John Stanton
  • Patent number: 8324978
    Abstract: A crystal oscillator clock circuit which facilitates switching its output between an internally generated clock signal and an externally generated clock signal. A feedback loop detects the presence of an externally generated clock signal applied to an output pin of a crystal oscillator circuit and powers down the internally generated clock signal. As a result, the crystal oscillator clock circuit simply passes the externally generated clock signal as its output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Elonics Limited
    Inventor: Sebastian Loeda
  • Patent number: 8317234
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a plurality of components having cooperating faces together. The connector includes a plurality of dogs for locking the cooperating faces of upper and lower conduits together. The plurality of dogs are movable between an open position and a locked position. A hydraulic piston moves the plurality of dogs into the locked position. The connector includes an annular collar that retains the plurality of dogs in the locked position once the hydraulic piston is withdrawn. When the annular collar is removed, the plurality of dogs return to an unlocked position thereby allowing separation of the cooperating faces without snagging of the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Subsea Technologies Limited
    Inventor: David Ernest McKay
  • Patent number: 8318920
    Abstract: Methods are described for improvement of the serum half life of therapeutic nucleic acids by 3? conjugation to useful target proteins, or other large molecules with useful function. In one embodiment, a 3? A, C or G overhang is added to ds-DNA and the primary amines conjugated using biocompatible bifunctional linkers to proteins. The resulting nucleic acid-3?-conjugates are serum nuclease-resistant and retained in vivo for long periods without rapid kidney clearance. Further, the choice of conjugate imparts additional functionality to the nucleic acid-3-conjugate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Operational Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Bruno, Judson C. Miner
  • Patent number: 8317106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an attachment arrangement that comprises a body, an attachment component and a fastener. One of the body (20) and the attachment component defines a protrusion (22) and the other of the body (20) and the attachment component defines a recess configured to receive the protrusion (22). The fastener is operative to resist separation of the body (20) and the attachment component when the protrusion (22) is received in the recess. Each of the protrusion (22) and the recess defines a surface profile (28, 30) with the surface profiles cooperating with each other to force the body (20) and the attachment component progressively apart from each other against the operation of the fastener as the body (20) and the attachment component are rotated in relation to each other when the protrusion (22) is received in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Reactec Limited
    Inventors: Donald Black, John Paul McKeown, Mark-Paul Buckingham
  • Patent number: 8319609
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification transponder including a power supply and a dynamic memory array which stores data. When power from the power supply ceases, the data in the dynamic memory array is validly maintained for a predetermined period of time. The dynamic memory array is responsive to an interrogating signal for selectively updating the data. A signal processor extracts an identifier from the interrogation signal and is responsive to the identifier and the stored data to determine whether some or all of the identifier is stored in the dynamic memory array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Colin Littlechild, Michael John Stanton
  • Patent number: 8313701
    Abstract: A device and method for continuously controlling the flow rate of an aqueous chemical drawn into a flowing fluid stock includes a metering assembly drawing the aqueous chemical into the inlet of a metering assembly through a flow rate sensor and then through a metering device and into the flowing fluid stock. The flow sensor is monitored and an electronic controller can adjusts the flow rate of the aqueous chemical through the metering device in response to monitoring the flow rate sensor. An electronic controller can also change the direction of the flow of the aqueous chemical into the flowing fluid stock through one ejector to another ejector in response to monitoring at the metering assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Brian S. Whitmore, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8313724
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention relates to new processes to simultaneously shorten and functionalize raw or purified carbon nanotubes to improve their dispersity and processibility, and the short functionalized nanotubes that may be made by the processes. This present invention also relates to new compositions of matter using short functionalized carbon nanotubes with thermoset, thermoplastic polymers, high temperature polymers, and other materials; the processes for making such composite materials; and the products of said processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Wen-Fang Hwang, Zheyl Chen, James M. Tour
  • Patent number: 8310134
    Abstract: Compositions and devices for harvesting electrical energy from mechanical and thermal energy, storing such produced energy, and sensing strain based on low cost materials and processes. In embodiments, the compositions are flexible and include a flexible polymer embedded and coated with a nanostructured piezoelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Pulickel M. Ajayan, Ashavani Kumar, Andres Rafael Botello-Mendez, Hemtej Gullapalli, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado
  • Patent number: 8298467
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel methods of imprinting substrate-supported or freestanding structures at low cost, with high pattern transfer yield, and using low processing temperature. Such methods overcome many of the above-described limitations of the prior art. Generally, such methods of the present invention employ a sacrificial layer of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yongan Xu, Hong Yee Low
  • Patent number: 8291843
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cultivation of soil and the planting of seeds is described comprising a frame (8); a first row of deep loosening tines (4) carried by the frame and spaced apart across at least a major part of the width of the frame (8); and a second row of drill coulters (5) carried by the frame (8) and spaced apart across at least a major part of the width of the frame, —wherein a deep loosening tine (4) of the first row is aligned with at least one pair of drill counters (5) of the second row, in such a manner that each coulter (5) of the pair is laterally offset either side of the deep loosening tine (4). A method for the cultivation of soil and the planting of seeds using such an apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Shaun Wealleans
  • Patent number: 8286950
    Abstract: A cable barrier system according to one or more aspects of the present disclosure includes a cable-release anchor; a line post having an internal cavity and a slot formed along a sidewall extending downward from a top end of the line post; a cable releasably held in tension by the cable-release anchor; and the cable releasably connected to the line post by a post-cable connector, the post-cable connector comprising an elongated portion having a loop, the elongated portion disposed substantially within the cavity and the loop extending through the slot exterior of the cavity, the cable slidingly disposed in the loop, wherein when an object impacts and deforms the line post toward ground level the cable is released from the deformed line post in a manner such that the cable tends to stay in tension and in contact with the impacting object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Neusch Innovations, LP
    Inventor: William H. Neusch
  • Patent number: D671960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Downhole Products Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Keith Kirk, Ian Alastair Kirk
  • Patent number: D673960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bob Lindfield & Son Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Lindfield, Daniel Lindfield