Patents Represented by Attorney Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP
  • Patent number: 8348105
    Abstract: A foam dispensing device creates and dispenses foam from a source of liquid. The device employs a mixing chamber upstream of a unit of porous material and an outlet. When activated, a single motor powers a liquid pump and an air pump. The liquid pump transports liquid from a source to the mixing chamber. The air pump propels air through the mixing chamber wherein the air becomes pressurized. The liquid and air mix within in the mixing chamber. The liquid-air mixture is propelled through the porous material by the flow of air, creating a foam that is dispensed from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raymond Industrial Limited
    Inventors: Ying Man John Wong, Kwok Yung Anthony Law
  • Patent number: 8350449
    Abstract: The quartz crystal device of a first aspect comprises a quartz crystal element having an vibrating portion which vibrates when a voltage is applied and a frame portion which surrounds the periphery of the vibrating portion, the quartz crystal element being formed of an AT-cut quartz crystal material specified by the X-axis, the Y?-axis and the Z?-axis; a base which is bonded to one main surface of the frame portion, the base being formed of a Z-cut quartz crystal material specified by the X-axis, the Y-axis and the Z-axis; and a lid which is bonded to other main surface of the frame portion, the frame portion being formed of the Z-cut quartz crystal material. The Z?-axis of the quartz crystal element is coincident with the X-axis or the Y-axis of the base and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Takahashi, Shuichi Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 8347719
    Abstract: A piezoelectric frame (20) is comprised of a tuning-fork type piezoelectric vibrating piece (30) having a pair of vibrating arms (21) extending from a base portion (23) wherein excitation electrodes are formed on the vibrating arms, an outer frame (22) surrounding the tuning-fork type piezoelectric vibrating piece, a pair of supporting arms (26) extending from the base portion to the outer frame portion and supporting the tuning-fork type piezoelectric vibrating piece; and an acute angle portion (11) formed on a side surface between the outer frame and the tuning-fork type piezoelectric vibrating piece and having an acute angle seen from Z-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8347583
    Abstract: A trim element such as a door pilaster or frieze board, for attachment to a building wall, having front and back longitudinal faces, first and second longitudinal edges, and a longitudinal groove in the first edge. A mounting bracket for the wall has a forward strip that extends laterally and is selectively friction fit into the groove, a back strip that extends laterally on the back face of the element, and a connecting web between the forward and back strip that is flush with the first edge when the forward strip is fully inserted in the groove. A mounting flange for the wall extends laterally from the back face of the element, beyond the second longitudinal edge, and has a longitudinal channel along the second edge with a width that is effective to receive an edge of wall siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8349138
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for treating a pulp web (9) in a paper or board machine in a pressing unit (29) with one press roll (24) that has a rotating press shell (25) and one opposing roll (23), where the pulp web (9) is dewatered in an extended press nip (26) between the opposing roll (23) and the pressing shell (25) of the press roll (24). The pulp web (9) is carried on the rotating pressing shell (25) of the press roll (24) to a transfer zone (30), where the pulp web (9) is passed from the pressing shell (25) onto a transfer element (31, 27) after leaving the extended press nip (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Andritz AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Mausser, Andreas Anzel, Harald Weigant, David V. Lange
  • Patent number: 8349263
    Abstract: An improved process for the production of olefins, and in particular for separation of olefins produced by a dehydrogenation process from paraffin feed stocks, is provided. A high pressure product splitter is used to separate olefins produced in a dehydrogenation plant from residual paraffin feed stocks. The use of a high pressure splitter to separate olefin products from paraffin feed stocks allows for recovery of a high purity olefin product with lower energy consumption compared to prior art processes. The process is particularly suited to separation of propylene from propane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Sunil Panditrao
  • Patent number: 8349137
    Abstract: This invention relates to a dewatering device for dewatering a material web (5), particularly a tissue web, in a paper machine where the dewatering device is placed after a forming unit (16) and before a thermal drying device (11). The dewatering device consists of a press roll (1) with a press belt (3) running round it. Here, the material web (5) is carried into the dewatering device either on a water-absorbing belt (4) or on a wire (10). The water-absorbing belt (4) is placed in the dewatering device between the material web (5) and the press belt (3). This invention also relates to a dewatering process performed with the dewatering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Andritz AG
    Inventors: Andreas Anzel, Mario Wiltsche
  • Patent number: 8343707
    Abstract: A printing plate having a substrate and a radiation sensitive, negative working, organic, polymerizable, photosensitive (PS) resin coating non-ionically adhered to the substrate such that the cohesion of the PS coating exceeds the adhesion of the PS coating to the substrate. The PS coating contains active components that participate in radiation induced polymerization, all of which active components are soluble in non-aqueous solvents and none of which active components are soluble or dispersible in any of the group of fluids consisting of water, fountain solution, ink, and press ink. The PS coating has sufficient cohesion and surface tack to adhere to and be mechanically pulled off the substrate by press ink as particulates without dissolution or dispersion into the press ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Anocoil Corporation
    Inventors: Howard A. Fromson, William J. Ryan, William J. Rozell
  • Patent number: 8346903
    Abstract: A print server, a mobile computing device, a method of printing, and a system for printing using a mobile computing device. The print server includes a submission processor, an orchestration processor, and a positioning processor. The print server is configured to track the global position of a mobile computing device and determine a print location and/or print time based upon the global position of the mobile computing device. The method involves tracking the global position of the mobile computing device and determining the print location and/or print time based upon the global position of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8342372
    Abstract: A dispenser system employs a packaging module for use with moisture sensitive materials. The packaging module comprises an outer carton and an inner bladder, which is substantially impermeable to moisture and is filled with one part of an adhesive. The carton is loaded on a mobile cart and the one part adhesive is supplied to a pump/mixer without exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. The packaging and dispensing system can be used in conjunction with mechanized adhesive application equipment for the construction trades. A cart which employs multiple transversely spaced mixing nozzles is employed to produce transversely spaced beads of adhesive as the cart is pushed along a surface. Part 1 adhesive component and part 2 adhesive component are independently pumped to mixing nozzles which dispense the adhesive in beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Handy & Harman
    Inventors: Stanley W. Choiniere, Joseph A. DeFilippo, Brett James Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8343399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing pellets from large pieces of renewable fibrous raw materials, such as, in particular, wood, straw, or energy crops, wherein the raw material is chopped up, then dried, and subsequently processed into pellets in a matrix press, characterized in that the material, optionally pre-chopped in choppers or shredders, is chopped in a first matrix press prior to drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Behrmann, Axel Buschhart, Werner Sitzmann
  • Patent number: 8337587
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of carbon dioxide from a gas mixture that includes pretreating a gas mixture comprising carbon dioxide, water vapor, and one or more light gases in a pretreating system to form a cooled gas mixture, fractionating the cooled gas mixture to recover a bottoms fraction comprising carbon dioxide and an overheads fraction comprising carbon dioxide and the light gases, passing the overheads fraction over a membrane selective to carbon dioxide to separate a carbon dioxide permeate from a residue gas comprising the light gases, recycling the carbon dioxide permeate to the pretreating system, and recovering at least a portion of the bottoms fraction as a purified carbon dioxide product stream is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Loren E. Gearhart, Sanjiv N. Patel, David Koch
  • Patent number: 8322352
    Abstract: A multi purpose fluid container for an integrated makeup kit, particularly an integrated nail makeup kit, wherein a plurality of varieties of nail polishes, polish applicator brush, nail polish remover solvent, and nail polish remover pads are combined in a size and shape that is easily carried in a modestly sized purse or handbag, but which can quickly and easily be separated into a plurality of conventional nail polish applicator bottles with brush, and a jar containing a plurality of nail polish remover pads saturated with solvent. When separated, the bottles and jar can rest on a flat surface, or be readily held in one's hand, such that the bottles and jar can be used independently of each other, in any sequence or order, without danger of spillage or contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Barbara J. Lampugnale
  • Patent number: 8313064
    Abstract: A fixing system for fixing a cord-like material to a support comprises a base piece for application to the support and a housing plate for the cord-like material. A spacer for connecting the housing plate to the base piece is provided. In the first connected state, the spacer and the housing plate are connected to each other such as to be displaceable relative to each other in the direction of the cord-like material and, in a second connected state, the spacer is connected to the housing plate and the base piece and the housing plate is fixed relative to the spacer. The fixing system is very user-friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hellerman Tyton GmbH
    Inventor: Konrad Stocker
  • Patent number: 8314278
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for producing isoprene that includes reacting a mixed C4 metathesis feed stream comprising isobutylene and at least one of 1-butene and 2-pentene in a first metathesis reactor in the presence of a first metathesis catalyst under conditions sufficient to produce an intermediate product stream comprising at least 30 wt. % 2-methyl-2-pentene based upon the olefin content of fresh feed in the mixed C4 feed stream, and at least one of ethylene and propylene, separating the 2-methyl-2-pentene, subjecting the separated 2-methyl-2-pentene to pyrolysis to produce a reaction product stream comprising isoprene, and separating the isoprene into an isoprene product stream using fractionation. A system used in producing isoprene is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Gartside, Shane R Kleindienst
  • Patent number: 8308439
    Abstract: A method of operating a multistage gas compressor system including providing a plurality of compressor stages connected in series, receiving a gas flow having contaminants within a gas passage, and supplying solvent to the gas passage at or upstream of a compressor in a compressor stage of the plurality of compressor stages to entrap or dissolve the contaminants in the gas flow. The method includes resisting disabling fouling of the compressor in the compressor stage from any contaminants entrapped or dissolved in the solvent, for example, by controlling a discharge temperature of the compressor, and/or using a type of compressor that is not susceptible to being disabled by fouling in at least the first stage. The discharge temperature can be controlled by providing the compressor with a pressure ratio selected to provide a desired discharge temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin D. Lomax, Jr., Christopher P. Heinrichs, James E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8304120
    Abstract: A microbial fuel cell includes a cell housing having first and second chambers. The first chamber is adapted for containing a fluid including a biomas. The second chamber is adapted for containing an oxygenated fluid. A cathode extends into the cell housing second chamber. An electrode assembly includes a bound segment and an anode segment extending into the cell housing first chamber. The electrode assembly has multiple, substantially aligned, fibers. The outer surfaces of the fibers of the anode segment are adapted for receiving a biofilm. An electrically conductive tubular member envelops the fibers of the bound segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A Swift, Roger Bullock, Stanley J Wallace
  • Patent number: 8302898
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for continuous reeling of a pulp web (1), particularly a paper web, for example tissue, where the pulp web (1) is carried over a reel drum (2) that is supported on rocker arms (4) and is then wound onto a winding unit (5), and the pressing force in the nip (24) is measured between paper roll (16) and reel drum (4) with the aid of a load-sensing device (7), where the rocker arm (4) can be preloaded against the load-sensing device (7), where the rocker arm (4) can be preloaded against the load-sensing device (7) by means of a preloading element (8). It is mainly characterized by the preloading force for preloading the rocker arm (4) against the load-sensing device (7) being adjustable by means of the preloading element (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Andritz AG
    Inventors: Gernot Tropper, Wilhelm Mausser, Robert Schloffer, Gerald Martiner
  • Patent number: 8304162
    Abstract: A plate carries a solvent-soluble, radiation-polymerizable, oleophilic resin coating non-ionically adhered on a hydrophilic substrate, which can be imagewise exposed to polymerizing radiation and then directly processed by the application of disruptive mechanical forces such as compression or tension to remove the unimaged areas as undissolved particles, using pressurized water and brushing pre-press, or the tack of the ink on-press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Anocoil Corporation
    Inventor: Howard A. Fromson
  • Patent number: 8305605
    Abstract: A composition engine for a print shop includes a database having a unique identifier for each electronic data storage device associated with the print shop and print shop data. The composition engine also includes a schema element that associates a set of the data stored in the database with each print job and assigns the set of data to at least one electronic data storage device. The composition engine generates the print job and transmits the print job and the set of data to a printing device of the print shop as page description language. The set of data is stored on the electronic data storage device with a programming device associated with the printing device, the set of data including a unique identifier associated with the electronic data storage device on which the set of data is stored. The print job is printed and the electronic data storage device is attached to or printed on a page of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Mazur