Patents Represented by Attorney Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
  • Patent number: 8352198
    Abstract: A user, when measuring a sensing target substance in fluid using a crystal sensor (sensing sensor) using a crystal vibrator whose natural frequency is varied by an absorption of the sending target, is able to easily and accurately grasp information peculiar to the crystal sensor, for instance, information regarding a quality thereof. An IC chip in which the information peculiar to the crystal sensor is stored is provided to the crystal sensor, and the peculiar information is read out at a side of a concentration measuring device when the crystal sensor is inserted into the concentration measuring device, and then displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunichi Wakamatsu, Hiroyuki Kukita
  • Patent number: 8352018
    Abstract: In a multi-tier patient monitoring data analysis system, an algorithm server is positioned as a middle tier between an acquisition device, such as a cardiograph or patient monitor that can be seen as a lower tier, and a storage device for a database, such as that of a central computer for a hospital or clinic that can be seen as an upper tier. The algorithm server gathers current data from the real time acquisition device and obtains previously stored ECG signal data from the database. The algorithm server contains ECG analysis algorithm(s) and runs one or more algorithms using the current and previously acquired ECG signal data. Analysis algorithms may also be run on the acquisition device. The system provides the rapid, extensive, and thorough ECG analysis that is critical to patient welfare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joel Q. Xue, G. Ian Rowlandson
  • Patent number: 8347640
    Abstract: A dehumidifier includes an air flow path with first, second and third segments in series from upstream to downstream and passing ambient air respectively to an evaporator coil then to a condenser coil and then discharging same. The air flow path has a fourth segment passing ambient air to the condenser coil in parallel with the noted second air flow path segment. A bypass door is configured to selectively block air flow along the fourth segment and allow air flow along the fourth segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Todd DeMonte, Scott E. Sloan, Steven S. Dingle, Timothy S. O'Brien, Phillip R. Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 8349571
    Abstract: A high content screening (HCS) assay for rapidly screening one or more compounds to determine functional response or pharmacological properties thereof, comprising: i) priming a cell or cell material with a sensor for a biological response; ii) contacting the compound(s) to be tested with the primed cell or cell material or contacting a cell or cell material which has been contacted with the compound(s) with the primed cell or cell material; iii) simultaneously or subsequently contacting with a fluorescent agonist or a fluorescent neutral antagonist wherein the binding of the fluorescent agonist or antagonist and its associated biological response are detected or monitored in the same cell and are distinct allowing separate readout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cellaura Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Hill, Barrie Kellam, Stephen John Briddon
  • Patent number: 8349061
    Abstract: Disclosed are coalescer systems for coalescing a liquid phase dispersed in a gas phase. The disclosed systems include a filter element which, when installed in the system, contacts and moves a valve to an open drainage position to permit flow of liquid through the system. In the disclosed systems, the filter element and valve also are configured such that under excess pressure conditions the valve permits the gas phase to bypass filter media of the filter element. In particular, the disclosed coalescer systems may be utilized in a CV system in order to remove oil mist from gas in the CV system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Scheckel, Bradley A. Smith, Chirag D. Parikh
  • Patent number: 8347649
    Abstract: A door seal arrangement and method for sealing between a door and a door frame on food processing equipment are provided. The door seal is inflatable to create a seal between the door and the door frame and deflatable to release the seal between the door and the door frame. An air supply applies positive air pressure to the door seal to inflate the door seal. A vacuum applies a negative air pressure to the door seal to deflate the door seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alkar-RapidPak-MP Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Gavin, Bryan Davis, Robert Wayne Fessenden, Dennis Conohan
  • Patent number: 8342160
    Abstract: An engine air management system is provided for an internal combustion engine generating blowby gas in a crankcase containing engine oil and oil aerosol. The system includes combinations of two or more of an air-oil separator, an air filter, and an acoustic silencer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott P. Heckel, Jerald J. Moy, Scvott W. Schwartz, Andrew P. Perr, Mark V. Holzmann, Peter K. Herman, Michael T. Zuroski, Brian W. Schwandt
  • Patent number: 8343495
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating a subject infected with Bacillus anthracis or at risk for infection with B. anthracis. The compositions include and the methods utilize isolated or purified equine antisera against B. anthracis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventor: Kenny V. Brock
  • Patent number: 8333586
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket having a body portion with an archwire slot for receiving an archwire. The bracket includes a locking portion slot wherein the archwire slot is situated in the wall of the locking portion slot. A locking portion can be rotated into at least two of the following positions: standby position, in which the setting slot of the locking portion is towards the opening on the surface facing away from the tooth, and transfer position, in which the setting slot is towards the archwire slot or locking position, in which the locking portion closes the archwire slot at least partially. The archwire can be placed in the setting slot when the locking portion is in standby position, and the archwire can be placed in the archwire slot when the locking portion is in transfer position, and in the locking position the locking portion is arranged to hold the archwire in place in the archwire slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Tuomo Kantomaa
  • Patent number: 8335358
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing a medical image of an object in a reconstruction process, where image data is achieved by a medical imaging system by collecting a real measured projection image data of said object, in which method an antipriori component is deter-mined for modelling artifacts caused by the imaging system and/or reconstruction method. The antipriori component is used for attenuating said artifacts from the medical image of said object to be reconstructed in said reconstruction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: PaloDex Group Oy
    Inventor: Martti Kalke
  • Patent number: 8327892
    Abstract: A vaporizer filling system includes a filler assembly, a sump, and a valve. The valve controls fluid communication into the sump. A retaining device retains the valve in an open position. A delay is connected to the retaining device. The delay controls the operation of the retaining device in order to retain the valve in the open position until the delay detects a release condition. The delay then controls the retaining device to release the valve. A method of filling a vaporizer includes engaging a bottle of liquid anesthetic agent with a filler assembly. The bottle and the filler assembly are moved from a first position to a second position. The bottle and filling assembly are locked in the second position with a retaining device. Then the retaining device is released and the bottle and filler assembly are returned to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ryan W. Rindy, Robert Q. Tham, John R. Pinkert
  • Patent number: 8328766
    Abstract: A safety device for shielding the sharp tip of a medical needle has a needle mount which either directly supports a medical needle, or indirectly supports the needle for instance where the needle is provided as a part of a syringe. A sleeve is carried directly or indirectly on the needle mount and is slidably movable to a needle shielding position where the sleeve surrounds the needle sharp tip. A spring including forwardly projecting spring blades when sufficiently loaded acts on an internal conical surface of the sleeve to drive the sleeve to its shielding position and a locking mechanism then locks the sleeve in that position. A camming mechanism serves to load the spring blades in the course of the use of the safety device such that thereafter the interaction of the blades with the conical surface urges the sleeve to its shielding position, the camming mechanism being activated by movement of the sleeve to expose the needle for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 8322409
    Abstract: A method and device for making lateral openings out of a wellbore in a well formation where fluid is made to flow through a motherbore tubular like a completion or production pipe and then through a needle pipe that is aimed at the formation, and where the method includes positioning a needle pipe that comprises at least one pipe section inside or outside a motherbore tubular; and arranging the at least one pipe sections to be telescopically displaceable with regard to an other pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Rune Freyer
  • Patent number: 8326545
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics drug model for a patient is provided. A monitor is arranged to detect a quantity of anesthetic agent provided to a patient by an anesthesia machine. A display is provided for displaying real-time pharmacokinetics data associated with the quantity of anesthetic agent provided to the patient. Safety control means are provided to initiate the display of real-time pharmacokinetics data for the anesthetic agent only when a predetermined threshold value for the anesthetic agent is detected by the monitor. Alternately, control means are adapted to terminate display of real-time pharmacokinetics data for the anesthetic agent when a predetermined threshold value for the anesthetic agent is detected by the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Laurence M. Yudkovitch, Ronald P. Makin, Rene J. C. Coffeng, Toni M. Taiminen
  • Patent number: 8326394
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for obtaining physiological data from a patient. The system and apparatus comprising at least one electrode disposed to collect physiological data from the patient and an electrode connection device having a conductive array formed by a plurality of conductive regions and a plurality of nonconductive regions. The conductive regions are suitable to be connected to the at least one electrode. The electrode may be connected to a first conductive region of the electrode communication device and wherein upon movement by the patient or the conductive array, the electrode is connected to a second conductive region of the conductive array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gordon Ian Rowlandson, Joel Quizhen Xue, Robert Edward Henderson, Chepur Sudakar Rao
  • Patent number: 8326391
    Abstract: A sensor interface configured to adapt analog and digital sensors is disclosed herein. The sensor interface unit includes: a port configured to be coupled to either a digital sensor or an analog sensor and a signal processing circuit for processing an analog sensor output when an analog sensor is coupled to the port. The interface further includes a switching mechanism configured to bypass the signal processing circuitry when a digital sensor is coupled to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Borje Rantala
  • Patent number: D672581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piretti
  • Patent number: D672939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Jacquart Fabric Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Jacquart, Tamara Ehle, Gina Jacquart Thorsen
  • Patent number: D673395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piretti
  • Patent number: D673396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piretti