Patents Represented by Attorney Altera Law Group, LLC
  • Patent number: 8343247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter module for removing air-polluting materials from machine exhaust, comprising a filter housing with an intake opening and an outlet opening for channeling machine exhaust through, at least one mounting element for mounting the filter module on a machine, and a filter assembly, arranged in the filter housing and comprised of at least two filter groups, arranged in tandem in the direction of flow and comprised of rod-shaped filter elements with a filter medium, said elements being arranged parallel to one another at a constant center-to-center distance and with their longitudinal axis largely crosswise to the direction of flow, wherein the filter elements of two adjacent filter groups are parallel to one another, and are arranged offset in relation to one another, crosswise to their longitudinal axes and to the direction of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dexwet USA LLC
    Inventor: Erich Peteln
  • Patent number: 8328112
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 8329263
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of coating a particle, the method comprising contacting (i) a particle, wherein the surface of the particle comprises functional groups suitable to undergo a coupling reaction with at least a hydroxyl group, a halogen group or an akloxy group, with (ii) molecules of formula (Ia) and/or (Ib): (Ia) or (Ib) wherein A is a metal or a metalloid, R1 and (in formula (Ia)) R2 are halogen or an alkoxy group and R20 is OH, halogen or an alkoxy group. G1 is an aliphatic; cycloaliphatic, aromatic, arylaliphatic or arylcycloaliphatic spacer and E is a functional group. Molecules of the compound of general formula (Ia) and/or (Ib) are immobilized on the surface of the particle by a coupling reaction between functional groups on the surface of the particle and moieties R20 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Quan Chen, Xian Ting Zeng
  • Patent number: 8319302
    Abstract: The wafer arrangement (100) provided comprises a first wafer (101), which comprises an integrated circuit and a recess (105). The wafer arrangement further comprises a portion of a second wafer (103), which comprises a carrier portion and a protrusion (107), the protrusion comprising an active component or actively controlled component (109) such as a MEMS component, wherein the portion of the second wafer (103) is coupled to the first wafer (101) such that the protrusion (107) is received in the recess (105). The invention provides a mechanism for accurately aligning an active component (109) on the second wafer (103) with components on the first wafer (101), such as photonic, electronic or optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Qingxin Zhang, Guo-Qiang Patrick Lo, Mingbin Yu, Dim-Lee Kwong
  • Patent number: 8299613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting two joining surfaces, particularly in the field of semiconductors, wherein at least one joining surface is produced by depositing a layer comprising 20 to 40% gold and 80 to 60% silver onto a substrate and selectively removing the silver from the deposited layer in order to produce a nanoporous gold layer as a joining surface. The joining surface with the nanoporous gold layer and an additional joining surface are disposed one above the other and pressed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventor: Hermann Oppermann
  • Patent number: 8299937
    Abstract: A self-powered in-pipe fluid meter to be mounted inside of a pipe carrying a fluid therein. The fluid meter comprises at least one sensing unit capable of measuring one or more parameters of the fluid inside of the pipe; a telemetric data transmission unit capable of telemetrically transmitting data including a measured fluid parameter to a host terminal and/or another fluid meter; and at least one fluid-driven power source unit capable of generating power from the fluid flow within the pipe and supplying power to the sensing unit and/or the transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Zhenfeng Wang, Ser Youn Lim, Wei Fan, Danhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8275165
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a housing with a housing wall encapsulating a housing interior. A microphone is arranged in the housing interior and communicates via an audio passage with the outside of the housing. An electrical socket is adapted to receive an electrical plug through a socket opening, which is accessible from the outside of the housing. The audio passage comprises the socket opening and the electrical socket includes a socket casing which surrounds the socket opening and extends in the insertion direction of the electrical plug. The socket casing includes through-going holes which form a part of the audio passage. The electrical plug is adapted to be removably inserted in the electrical socket and is provided with latching protrusions, which are adapted to be received in the through-going holes in the socket casing, when the electrical plug is inserted in the electrical socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventors: Ole Birch, Anthony Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 8259783
    Abstract: A method of determining as to whether a received signal includes an information signal is provided. The method provided includes determining a covariance matrix from a received signal and transforming the covariance matrix into a transformed covariance matrix, wherein the transformation is configured such that the transformed covariance matrix is a non-diagonal matrix in case the received signal includes the information signal, wherein the non-diagonal matrix includes non-zero non-diagonal matrix elements. The method provided further includes determining a first function using at least one of the non-zero non-diagonal matrix elements of the transformed covariance matrix, determining a second function using at least one matrix element of the transformed covariance matrix, wherein the second function is different from the first function, and determining as to whether a received signal includes an information signal based on a comparison of a value of the first function and a value of the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yonghong Zeng, Ying-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 8259897
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining the central ray of scanning an object on a detector in a computer tomography system. The method comprises producing a fan beam of x-rays at a fixed x-ray source and detecting the x-rays at the detector. The scanning projection data of the object under examination is received and the object is rotated under examination using a manipulator. After calculating the opposite projection pixel position and projection angle for each pixel, a mismatching is measured between the grey levels of all pixels and their calculated opposite projection pixels with a set of assumed central ray, and identifying the minimum of the measurement as the true central ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventor: Tong Liu
  • Patent number: D665384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Johan Birger
  • Patent number: D665638
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Donald Krohmer, Daniel L. Wenning, Daniel Patrick Banasik, James Joseph Frey
  • Patent number: D666168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Klaus Rath
  • Patent number: D667033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Frey
  • Patent number: D667722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Donald Krohmer, Daniel L. Wenning, Daniel Patrick Banasik, James Joseph Frey, Todd Elliott Krystof
  • Patent number: D670155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Donald Krohmer, Daniel L. Wenning
  • Patent number: D671090
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Johan Birger
  • Patent number: D671915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Johan Birger
  • Patent number: D672746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventor: Johan Birger
  • Patent number: D673962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MIMOCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Blaustein, Lillian Chan, Benjamin N. Huyck, Robert E. Miller, III
  • Patent number: D673963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MIMOCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Blaustein, Lillian Chan, Benjamin N. Huyck, Robert E. Miller, III