Patents by Inventor Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9021929
    Abstract: A pizza cutter includes at least one blade, a handle attached to the blade, and extenders for positioning the cutter in a pizza box to cut uniform slices of pizza. The blade may be a single blade or two blades forming a 90 degree “X”. The handle is attached across the top of the blade and may include slots to better grasp the handle. The extenders are attached to opposite ends of the cutter and may be fixed or rotating, and intersect opposite corners of the pizza box to align the blade to cut uniform slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Cordova, Eduardo Martinez
  • Patent number: 8923007
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a circuit board assembly that includes a printed circuit board is provided. The printed circuit board includes a top surface and a bottom surface for supporting at least one through-hole electrical component. The printed circuit board defines at least one component hole extending from the top surface to the bottom surface for receiving the at least one through-hole electrical component. The at least one component hole includes a first section having a first diameter and a second section having a second diameter. The first diameter is different from the second diameter. Each of the first and the second sections are configured to receive solder paste for forming a solder joint with the at least one through-hole electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Francis Sweeney, Jorge Eduardo Martinez-Vargas, Jr., Michael Clifford Freda
  • Publication number: 20140283706
    Abstract: A training ammunition projectile has a solid chemical component disposed in a base compartment that produces a gaseous visible plume after impact. The ammunition cartridge generates kinetic energy while propelling the projectile through a weapon barrel. This firing process imparts heat into a projectiles driving band. When the projectile is in flight, heat passes from the projectile's driving band into a compartment in the projectile housing the chemical component. When the component is exposed to increasing heat and low pressure, the it undergoes rapid sublimation. The projectile is configured with a vent opening in its base for emergence of the gaseous plume during flight. The opening is preferably capped to allow for stable storage and to prevent any gas from escaping until the projectile is fired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: KEVIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN, Roy Kelly, Marcelo Eduardo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140283429
    Abstract: A system for precision aiming of a weapon that has a rail, aligned with a centerline of its barrel, with a bus for supplying power to, and providing communication between, a plurality of modular system components that are mounted and precisely aligned in an array on the rail. A core component receives data from the sensor components via the rail and produces an output for display of aiming data which allows an operator to precisely aim the weapon at a selected target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: KEVIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN, MARCELO EDUARDO MARTINEZ
  • Publication number: 20140194036
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a toy arrangement involving a flickering, animated and/or luminescent toy object will be described. The toy arrangement includes a toy object having a light sensitive layer. A light source is arranged to illuminate the light sensitive layer with a pattern revealing light. The light sensitive layer is arranged to emit colored light in response to exposure to the pattern revealing light. In some implementations, the light source is arranged to vary the intensity of the pattern revealing light, which in turn can cause the colored light emitted from the toy object to fade, brighten and flicker. The toy arrangement may also include a speaker that emits sounds that are synchronized with changes in the colored light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Gene HELLER, Charles ALBERT, Joshua William GARRETT, Jeff McKNIGHT, Eduardo MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 8760216
    Abstract: A reference voltage generator circuit may include at least one MOS transistor and at least one bipolar transistor coupled together to provide an electrical path from an input reference potential to an output of the generator circuit. The electrical path may extend through a gate-to-source path of the MOS transistor and further through a base-to-emitter path of the bipolar transistor. The MOS transistor may be biased by a bias current that is proportional to T2·?(T), where T represents absolute temperature and ?(T) represents mobility of a MOS transistor in the bias current generator. Optionally, the reference voltage generator may include N MOS and M multiple bipolar transistors (N?1, M?1), and the output reference voltage may be N*VGS+M*VBE as compared to the input reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Santiago Iriarte, Alberto Marinas, Colm Donovan, Eduardo Martinez
  • Patent number: 8708767
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a toy arrangement involving a flickering, animated and/or luminescent toy object will be described. The toy arrangement includes a toy object having an ultraviolet sensitive layer. A light source is arranged to illuminate the ultraviolet sensitive layer with ultraviolet light. The ultraviolet sensitive layer is arranged to emit colored light in response to exposure to the ultraviolet light. In some implementations, the light source is arranged to vary the intensity of the ultraviolet light, which in turn can cause the colored light emitted from the toy object to fade, brighten and flicker. The toy arrangement may also include a speaker that emits sounds that are synchronized with changes in the colored light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: FunFare, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Gene Heller, Charles Albert, Joshua William Garrett, Jeff McKnight, Eduardo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140112976
    Abstract: The present invention comprises cyclic peptides bearing antitumor and antiangiogenic properties, as well as their corresponding pharmaceutically-suitable salts and also pharmaceutical compositions containing it. These cyclic peptides are used to prepare medicines for human and/or veterinary therapeutics, and additionally in diagnosis. These compounds can be used to detect, monitor and/or control a range of cellular proliferation-related disorders, such as oncological diseases and undesired angiogenesis. Moreover, they can be included as part of controlled release systems, and used more precisely in the field of nanobiotechnology, either because of their self-assembly capacity or as part of other systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRO DE INGENIERIA GENETICA BIOTECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: María del Carmen Abrahantes Pérez, Glay Chinea Santiago, Eduardo Martínez Díaz, Hilda Elisa Garay Perez, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, Ernesto Lopez Mola, Cruz Matilde Lopez Abad, Sonia Gonzalez Blanco
  • Patent number: 8622612
    Abstract: A focus error signal resulting from the photothermically-induced expansion is measured in a sample of material under analysis. A laser is disposed as a periodically modulated heating source which is directed to the sample and a device for focus error measuring which is directed to the surface being heated. A device measuring focus error generates a signal representative of the displacement of the surface of material in perpendicular direction due to the expansion produced by the periodic heating, which is filtered, either analogically or digitally, to discriminate the displacement component at the frequency in which it was modulated or at any other related frequency, such any harmonic or a sum with any other modulation. The focus error signal, appropriately calibrated, gives a precise and sensitive measure of the magnitude the expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (Conicet)
    Inventors: Oscar Eduardo Martínez, Esteban Alejo Domené, Nélida Mingolo, Francisco Balzarotti, Andrea Verónica Bragas
  • Patent number: 8587328
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining characterizing attributes of an actuator is provided. An actuator may be moved to a maximum capacitance position. At the maximum capacitance position, an initial measurement of the actuator capacitance is made. The actuator is moved a predetermined increment toward a first extreme position, and the actuator capacitance is again measured. If the capacitance changed by a threshold amount, the signal preceding the signal that caused the actuator to move is recorded as an approximate response curve end point, or the first extreme position. The actuator is again moved a predetermined increment toward a second extreme position. After each move, the capacitance is measured. If it is determined the capacitance did change by a threshold amount from the previously measured capacitance, the signal related to the previously measured capacitance is recorded as an approximate response curve end point, or the second extreme position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Martinez, Christian Jimenez, Jose Ibanez-Climent, Colm Donovan
  • Patent number: 8574860
    Abstract: The disclosure includes assays and methods for screening for risk of Down syndrome and/or trisomy 21 in a fetus. The assays and methods comprise determining the level of at least one biomarker selected from mucin 13 (MUC13), bile salt-activated lipase (CEL), dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1), amyloid precursor protein (APP) and tenascin-C (TNC-C) polypeptides in a test biological sample from a pregnant subject, wherein a decreased level of MUC13, CEL, DPP4, and/or CPA1 polypeptide and/or an increased level of APP and/or TNC-C polypeptide in the test biological sample compared to a corresponding reference biomarker polypeptide level indicates an increased risk of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in the fetus. The disclosure also includes assays, compositions, immunoassays, and kits for performing the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: University Health Network
    Inventors: Eleftherios P. Diamandis, Chan-Kyung Jane Cho, Eduardo Martinez Morillo
  • Patent number: 8555485
    Abstract: A method for reducing noise in an electric transformer uses a rigid fastening member during transportation which is uncoupled during its operation, leaving the live part of the transformer coupled to a tank through damper elements reducing vibration transmission from the live part to the tank, reducing the noise emitted by the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Prolec GE Internacional, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventors: Raymundo Carrasco Aguirre, Eduardo Herrera Saucedo, Luis Ernesto Mora Forsbach, Eduardo Martínez Escobedo, Sergio Camilo Ruiz Escobedo, Humberto Gerardo Mota Mireles
  • Publication number: 20130239763
    Abstract: A pizza cutter includes at least one blade, a handle attached to the blade, and extenders for positioning the cutter in a pizza box to cut uniform slices of pizza. The blade may be a single blade or two blades forming a 90 degree “X”. The handle is attached across the top of the blade and may include slots to better grasp the handle. The extenders are attached to opposite ends of the cutter and may be fixed or rotating, and intersect opposite corners of the pizza box to align the blade to cut uniform slices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Cordova, Eduardo Martinez
  • Patent number: 8431831
    Abstract: A via is provided on a printed circuit board with at least one additional depression encompassing the via, such that the via passes through a portion of the depression. Solder can pool in the depression, allowing for a stronger mechanical bond and eliminating many issues with respect to a lack of coplanarity between a lead and the printed circuit board. The depression can be provided with plugged and unplugged vias, and improves the mountings associated with both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Francis Sweeney, Jorge Eduardo Martinez-Vargas, Jr., Michael Clifford Freda
  • Patent number: 8330505
    Abstract: A detection circuit is coupled to an output terminal of a driver circuit. The detection circuit includes a comparator to compare a signal at the output terminal to a reference signal corresponding to a signal that would be generated if a capacitive load having a relatively high capacitance value were connected to the output terminal. Output of the comparator is sampled at a predetermined time after the driver circuit provides the drive signal. An error signal is generated when the sampled output indicates that the capacitive load having the relatively high capacitance value is actually connected to the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Santiago Iriarte, Alberto Marinas, Colm Donovan, Eduardo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20120308661
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a pellet of epidermal growth factor and methionine or K2S2O7, a capsule which comprises these pellets, processes for theirs preparations and it use for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicants: BIOREC S. A., CENTRO DE INGENIERIA GENETICA Y BIOTECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Raimundo Ubieta Gómez, Ana Aguilera Barreto, Eduardo Martínez Díaz, Rolando Paez Meireles, Antonio Sereno Guerra
  • Patent number: 8319116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing mechanically reinforced plated through-holes (PTH) in PCBs, which advantageously allow improved soldering capabilities and reliability, are described herein. Such systems and methods are achieved by reducing the heat sinking effects of PTHs by providing one or more vias surrounding the PTHs to provide an electrical connection between the PTH and the internal and bottom conductive layers of a PCB. In this regard, the PTHs are spaced apart from at least one of the internal conductive layers (e.g., ground or power layers), so the heat sinking effects are reduced. This feature enables molten solder to substantially fill the entire PTH before freezing, thereby improving the mechanical and electrical connection between an electrical component and the PCB. One or more electrically-nonfunctional lands (or “rib reinforcements”) are provided in internal conductive layers to mechanically support the walls of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Eduardo Martinez-Vargas, Lien-Fen (Livia) Hu, Samuel Ming Sien Lee, James David Britton, Martin John Henson
  • Publication number: 20120288873
    Abstract: The disclosure includes assays and methods for screening for risk of Down syndrome and/or trisomy 21 in a fetus. The assays and methods comprise determining the level of at least one biomarker selected from mucin 13 (MUC13), bile salt-activated lipase (CEL), dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1), amyloid precursor protein (APP) and tenascin-C (TNC-C) polypeptides in a test biological sample from a pregnant subject, wherein a decreased level of MUC13, CEL, DPP4, and/or CPA1 polypeptide and/or an increased level of APP and/or TNC-C polypeptide in the test biological sample compared to a corresponding reference biomarker polypeptide level indicates an increased risk of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in the fetus. The disclosure also includes assays, compositions, immunoassays, and kits for performing the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
    Inventors: Eleftherios P. Diamandis, Chan-Kyung Jane Cho, Eduardo Martinez Morillo
  • Publication number: 20120260495
    Abstract: A method for reducing noise in an electric transformer uses a rigid fastening member during transportation which is uncoupled during its operation, leaving the live part of the transformer coupled to a tank through damper elements reducing vibration transmission from the live part to the tank, reducing the noise emitted by the transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: PROLEC GE INTERNACIONAL, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Raymundo Carrasco Aguirre, Eduardo Herrera Saucedo, Luis Ernesto Mora Forsbach, Eduardo Martínez Escobedo, Sergio Camilo Ruiz Escobedo, Humberto Gerardo Mota Mireles
  • Publication number: 20120249185
    Abstract: A detection circuit is coupled to an output terminal of a driver circuit. The detection circuit includes a comparator to compare a signal at the output terminal to a reference signal corresponding to a signal that would be generated if a capacitive load having a relatively high capacitance value were connected to the output terminal. Output of the comparator is sampled at a predetermined time after the driver circuit provides the drive signal. An error signal is generated when the sampled output indicates that the capacitive load having the relatively high capacitance value is actually connected to the output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Santiago Iriarte, Alberto Marinas, Colm Donovan, Eduardo Martinez