Patents Represented by Law Firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks
  • Patent number: 8352577
    Abstract: A target system is dynamically configured to boot from a network connection upon power-up. A portable data loader connected to the target system may receive communications from the target system that a connection has been established. In response, a copy of a target-specific software data loader (SWDL) application may be transmitted from the portable data loader to the target system. The copy of the SWDL application may be stored in volatile memory on the target system and may be executed to support at least one maintenance operation. A user may invoke a maintenance operation by entering a command into the portable data loader. By isolating the data loader application from the operational software stored on the target system, the disclosed methods and apparatus may allow for reduced development and software certification costs for implementing maintenance operations on an embedded system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Terry Martone
  • Patent number: 8347878
    Abstract: Aerosol therapy device comprising a nebuliser (10) for generating an aerosol and forming an aerosol flow, a first nosepiece (11) for introducing the aerosol flow into one of the two nostrils (12) of a user, a pressure fluctuation source for generating a pressure fluctuation (DS), a second nosepiece (14) for introducing the pressure fluctuation into the other of the two nostrils (15) of the user in order to superimpose the pressure fluctuation and the aerosol flow, and a sensor system comprising a first pressure sensor (19) for detecting the signal of the pressure fluctuation that arrives at the first nosepiece (11), and an evaluation means (18) that concludes the degree of closure of the velum of the user based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: PARI GmbH Spezialisten für effektive Inhalation
    Inventors: Uwe Schuschnig, Martin Luber, Wolfgang Achtzehner
  • Patent number: 8349336
    Abstract: The present invention discloses isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding a hyperimmune serum reactive antigen or a fragment thereof as well as hyperimmune serum reactive antigens or fragments thereof from S. pyogenes, methods for isolating such antigens and specific uses therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intercell AG
    Inventors: Andreas Meinke, Eszter Nagy, Birgit Winkler, Dieter Gelbmann
  • Patent number: 8351352
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a network comprising two RBridges connected by a link where the two RBridges are not the ingress and egress RBridge for said frames, wherein said RBridges automatically exchange information as to their support of hop-by-hop reversible frame aggregation, reversible header compression, and reversible data compression, and wherein if both RBridges support any or all of these features in the same fashion, one or more of said features are automatically applied to appropriate frames at the transmitting RBridge and removed at the receiving RBridge, increasing the throughput of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Donald E. Eastlake, III
  • Patent number: 8351722
    Abstract: An encoder includes a separation unit separating image data into a plurality of data blocks, a variable length encoding unit variable-length-encoding the data blocks separated by the separation unit so as to generate variable length code sequences, a code block generating unit generating code blocks variable-length-decoded in parallel from a start end and a termination end by combining two variable length code sequences generated by the variable length encoding unit, and a bit stream generating unit generating a bit stream such that a boundary between the code blocks is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Okuda, Ryuji Kaneko, Yuji Wada
  • Patent number: 8349710
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for forming, during wafer processing, a conductive shielding layer for a chip formed from a wafer. The conductive shielding layer can be formed on multiple sides of a chip prior to dicing the wafer to separate the chip from the wafer. A wafer may be processed to form trenches that extend substantially through the wafer. The trenches may be formed opposite scribe lines that identify boundaries between chips of the wafer and may extend through the wafer toward the scribe lines. A shielding layer may be formed along the trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yonggang Jin
  • Patent number: 8351481
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improved single-mode selection in a quantum cascade laser. In one example, a distributed feedback grating incorporates both index-coupling and loss-coupling components. The loss-coupling component facilitates selection of one mode from two possible emission modes by periodically incorporating a thin layer of “lossy” semiconductor material on top of the active region to introduce a sufficiently large loss difference between the two modes. The lossy layer is doped to a level sufficient to induce considerable free-carrier absorption losses for one of the two modes while allowing sufficient gain for the other of the two modes. In alternative implementations, the highly-doped layer may be replaced by other low-dimensional structures such as quantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots with significant engineered intraband absorption to selectively increase the free-carrier absorption losses for one of multiple possible modes so as to facilitate single-mode operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Federico Capasso, Benjamin G. Lee, Christian Pflugl, Laurent Diehl, Mikhail A. Belkin
  • Patent number: 8350248
    Abstract: A memory device of a resistance variation type, in which data retaining characteristic at the time of writing is improved, is provided. The memory device includes: a plurality of memory elements in which a memory layer is provided between a first electrode and a second electrode so that data is written or erased in accordance with a variation in electrical characteristics of the memory layer; and pulse applying means applying a voltage pulse or a current pulse selectively to the plurality of memory elements. The memory layer includes an ion source layer including an ionic-conduction material and at least one kind of metallic element, and the ion source layer further contains oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yasuda, Tomohito Tsushima, Satoshi Sasaki, Katsuhisa Aratani
  • Patent number: 8348162
    Abstract: A foreign substance detection device for a card reader includes an emitting module (1), a receiving module (2) and a control processing module (3). The emitting module (1) is embedded on a wall surface of a card reader insertion opening (101) for emitting detection waves to a detection area (103) in front of the card reader insertion opening (101). The receiving module (2) is embedded on the wall surface of the card reader insertion opening (101) for receiving the detection waves emitted by the emitted the emitting module (1). The control processing module (3) identifies whether the receiving module (2) receives the detection wave reflected by the foreign substance in the detection area (103), and determines whether the foreign substance exists in the detection area (103) according to the determination result. A card reader socket which includes a case (100) and the foreign substance detection device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dahai Xiao
  • Patent number: 8347770
    Abstract: A hole punch includes a base and a handle assembly to actuate a punch pin. The base may include a housing enclosing a punch head, and the housing may include an opening where the handle assembly is adapted to be recessed within the opening. The handle assembly may include a first linkage and a second linkage, each pivotally coupled to the base, and a third linkage pivotally coupled to both the first and second linkages, where the third linkage is arranged to move substantially parallel to the base. The first linkage may be substantially parallel to the second linkage when the punch pin is in a rest position, and the second linkage may be configured to nest within the first linkage when the punch pin is in a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Newman Cedar, Przemyslaw Godycki, Dan Reilly, Kenneth Zins
  • Patent number: 8349841
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds that are useful as immunosuppressive agents and for treating and preventing inflammatory conditions, allergic disorders, and immune disorders. In some embodiments, compounds of structural formula (I): or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, or prodrugs thereof, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventor: Shoujun Chen
  • Patent number: 8352212
    Abstract: A manipulable aid which is separate and distinct from the probe of a CMM permits a CMM operator to more directly interact with a CMM measurement volume to align a workpiece, configure a measurement path, and/or program a dimensional metrology application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fetter, Eric John Bennett, Wilhelmus Weekers, Gary W. Russell
  • Patent number: 8352962
    Abstract: A method for managing multimodal interactions can include the step of registering a multitude of modality components with a modality component server, wherein each modality component handles an interface modality for an application. The modality component can be connected to a device. A user interaction can be conveyed from the device to the modality component for processing. Results from the user interaction can be placed on a shared memory are of the modality component server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Akram A. Bou-Ghannam, Gerald M. McCobb
  • Patent number: 8350219
    Abstract: Some aspects include a device comprising a plurality of cameras arranged in an array, each producing a signal indicative of radiation impinging on the respective camera, the plurality of cameras arranged such that the field of view of each of the plurality of cameras at least partially overlaps the field of view of at least one adjacent camera of the plurality of cameras, to form a respective plurality of overlap regions, an energy conversion component for converting first radiation impinging on a surface of the energy conversion component to second radiation at a lower energy that is detectable by the plurality of cameras, and at least one computer for processing the signals from each of the plurality cameras to generate at least one image, the at least one processor configured to combine signals in the plurality of overlap regions to form the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DenCT Ltd
    Inventors: Jacob Koren, Eduard Batkilin
  • Patent number: 8344724
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for non-intrusive power monitoring and current measurement in a circuit breaker without modification of the breaker panel or the circuit breaker itself. In one example, an inductive pickup sensor senses current from the breaker face, an inductive link transmits power through a steel breaker panel door, and a passive balanced JFET modulator circuit modulates a carrier signal on the inductive link with information regarding the sensed current. A demodulated breaker current signal is available outside of the breaker panel door. The JFET modulator circuit does not require DC power to modulate the carrier signal with the information regarding the sensed current from the breaker. Such methods and apparatus may be interfaced with a spectral envelope load detection system that can monitor multiple loads from a central location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Steven B. Leeb, Zachary A. Clifford, John J. Cooley, Al-Thaddeus Avestruz
  • Patent number: 8342041
    Abstract: A method and tube for separating a sample. The tube is configured to separate agglomerated or clumped material or other sample components having over a particular size from other smaller size portions of the sample. For example, blood clots may be separated from serum of a blood sample. The tube includes a chamber with a closed bottom and a sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom, and a sample inlet branch coupled to the chamber. A slit is positioned between the chamber and the sample inlet branch so that after a sample is placed into the sample inlet branch, a portion of the sample having a size smaller than the slit (e.g., liquid material) passes through the slit and into the chamber, and material in the sample having a size larger than the slit remains in the sample inlet branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Protedyne Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Massaro
  • Patent number: 8345521
    Abstract: An optical disc apparatus includes a light separator configured to separate a light beam emitted from a light source into a main beam and a sub-beam, an objective lens configured to, when the light beam is condensed and irradiated to an optical disc having a uniform recording layer in which a track is formed by record marks, irradiate at least part of the sub-beam to an area where the main beam is not irradiated in a radial direction which is defined as a direction of radius of the optical disc, and a signal generating unit configured to generate a mark layer distance signal, representing a distance between a focus of the light beam and a mark layer to which the track belongs, based on a return light beam resulting from at least one of the main beam and the sub-beam, which has been irradiated to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Goro Fujita, Hirotaka Miyamoto, Kimihiro Saito, Kunihiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: D673400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Min Chen
  • Patent number: D673425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Euro-Pro Operating LLC
    Inventors: Amy Tinnell Brinckerhoff, Andrea Stavrinou
  • Patent number: D674018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kent, Chad Kendall, William D. Hester