Patents Represented by Law Firm Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall
  • Patent number: 8291817
    Abstract: There is described a potato peeling device comprising a container provided with an in the operational position at least partly open top, a releasable lid arranged to close the top of the container, a rotatable peeling plate disposed in the container and connected to a drive, and an outlet arranged for draining the container, where an inlet opening arranged for receiving a water jet, is disposed in or above the top of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: John Kristian Haukas, Walter Johannes Bennett
  • Patent number: 8282918
    Abstract: Disclosed are polynucleotides and polypeptides that are useful for assessing and modulating cell proliferation. The polynucleotides may comprise coding regions for RPA4 and RPA4/RPA32 hybrid polypeptides. The polynucleotides may be used in gene vectors for modulating cell proliferation in a patient in need thereof. Diagnostic methods related to assaying RPA4 expression in test samples in order to detect proliferating or cancerous cells also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Marc S. Wold, Stuart J. Haring
  • Patent number: 8284196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, system and computer program product for reconstructing a model of an object of projection data advantageously gathered by X-ray imaging. It is characteristic for the invention, that after a point of at least one object of interest from at least two projection images is marked as a seed point, where said point locates inside the object of interest in the corresponding projection image, the model of the object of projection data is reconstructed by adding plurality of elementary object elements around the marked seed point in each direction until a criteria, such as likelihood criteria, is fulfilled in said direction, where priori information relating to the object of interest is connected with said elementary object element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Finland Oy
    Inventor: Martti Kalke
  • Patent number: 8282567
    Abstract: A method and system for determining pulse rate of a patient are disclosed. The method and system include acquiring measured information for at least one pulse at a pressure step, determining and storing quality values for the at least one pulse at the pressure step, analyzing pulse matching criteria for the pressure step, and determining pulse rate based on the measured information, quality values, and pulse matching criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sai Kolluri, Lawrence T. Hersh, Richard Medero
  • Patent number: 8277757
    Abstract: A pipette tip mounting shaft includes outwardly circumferentially extending locking lobes over which the pipette tip collar is mounted. The locking lobes preferably include an inclining ramp portion that gently flexes and distorts the pipette tip collar out-of-round as the mounting shaft is inserted into the pipette tip, rather than the stretching tip collar. Each locking lobe also includes a declining ramp portion which extends upward along the mounting shaft. The peak of the lobes is preferably curved. When the pipette tip is fully mounted on the mounting shaft, a locking ring on the inside surface of the tip collar engages the declining ramp of the lobes to provide an over-center engagement, however, the required ejection force is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Integra Biosciences Corp.
    Inventors: Terrence Kelly, Richard Cote, Gregory Mathus
  • Patent number: 8276842
    Abstract: A drive arrangement comprising first and second actuators (24) arranged to drive respective output members (22) for movement, first and second synchronization arrangements (34) associated with respective ones of the first and second actuators (24), and a synchronization shaft (36) interconnecting the synchronization arrangements (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited
    Inventor: Jeremy Alan George Kracke
  • Patent number: 8277269
    Abstract: A torque transmitting device and related a marine propulsion system include an adapter that comprises a first portion shaped to engage in torque-transmitting relation with a propulsor shaft of the marine propulsion system so that rotation of the propulsor shaft about the axis of rotation causes synchronous rotation of the first portion about the axis of rotation. A second portion is shaped to engage in torque-transmitting relation with a propulsor hub of the marine propulsion system. The second portion is connected to the first portion by a plurality of elongated torsional members that are integrally attached to at least one of the first and second portions. The elongated torsional members are resilient so as to allow the first portion and second portion to rotate relative to each other about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy L. Alby, Daniel J. Guse, Terence C. Reinke, Edward M. Thull
  • Patent number: 8279027
    Abstract: A magnetic latching actuator operable to control the movement of at least a first contact and second contact between a closed position in which the contacts physically engage each other and an open position in which the contacts are spaced from each other. The magnetic latching actuator includes first and second stationary permanent magnets oriented such that the first magnetic field created by the first magnet and the second magnetic field created by the second magnet are in opposite directions. An actuation coil surrounds both the first and second magnets. Current is supplied to the actuation coil in a first direction to create a first magnetic field or a second direction to create a second actuation magnetic field opposite the first actuation magnetic field. A yoke is movable relative to the first and second magnets to cause the first and second contacts to move between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sensus Spectrum LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Brown, William R. Mazza, Jr., Oliver Burstall, Andrew Dames
  • Patent number: 8272418
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system and method for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters. For example, according to one illustrative embodiment, a system for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters includes a filter medium source, a scoring section in filter medium receiving communication with the filter medium source, a first gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the scoring section, an unfolding section in filter medium receiving communication with the first gathering section, a shaping section having a laterally moveable cutting portion in filter medium receiving communication with the unfolding section, and a second gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the shaping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana R. Considine, Larry T. Gunderson, David D. Helgeson, Amy K. Luttropp, Steven Stokstad
  • Patent number: 8275631
    Abstract: A clinical practice guideline can be implemented using a guideline execution engine. The engine can interpret the clinical practice guideline, obtain medical data stored in a clinical information system (CIS), and implement an action in response to execution of the clinical practice guideline based on medical data for a patient obtained from the CIS. The use of the CIS medical data in guideline execution beneficially allows the guideline to be tightly integrated into the real-time workflow of a clinician in a clinical setting and to provide patient-specific guideline recommendations. A VMR/actions interface facilitates communications between a guideline execution system and a CIS by processing a request for medical data from the guideline execution engine and implementing actions on the CIS requested by the guideline execution engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: IDX Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Prabhu Ram, David R. Berg, John M. Thrun, Bing Wu, Chandresh Taunk, Robert M. Abarbanel, James Guy Mansfield
  • Patent number: 8272285
    Abstract: An actuator comprises an actuator shaft mounted for rotation by a drive shaft, releasable lock means operable to restrict axial movement of the actuator shaft relative to the drive shaft, and an output member co-operating with the actuator shaft such that rotation of the actuator shaft drives the output member for translating movement relative to the actuator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Keith Kearns, David John Langford, Timothy Hudson
  • Patent number: 8267847
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing an order change in a corrugator uses a minimum slit head configuration with all slit heads carried on two sides of a single tool support structure. A single robot is operable on the support structure to independently reset the positions of slit heads during a running order to prepare for subsequent order change in a most efficient manner, utilizing order scheduling that eliminates order changes that cannot be formed with the minimum slit head configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Marquip, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Cummings, John J. Kondratuk, Ronald H. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8267732
    Abstract: A marine drive having a lower gearcase with a vertical drive shaft driving a horizontal propeller shaft in a torpedo housing has a vent plug setting the level of lubricant in the lower gearcase to be substantially at the top of the torpedo housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Randall J. Poirier, John A. Tuchscherer, Thomas S. Lonnborg
  • Patent number: 8267922
    Abstract: A phototherapy light device for directing light onto an infant. The phototherapy light device has a base containing an illumination source and a gooseneck type of elongated neck that extends outwardly from the base and has a distal end adapted to be positioned to direct the light onto the infant. An optical fiber transmits the light from the illumination source to the distal end through the optical fiber where the light is passed through a light emanating device located at the distal end of the elongated neck. The elongated neck has two flexible sections, one of which has two coaxial springs to provide flexibility in positioning as well as to impart sufficient strength and rigidity to the elongated neck. The dual spring concept provides a system having reduced stresses while creating a double fault structural system without compromising the flexibility of the elongated neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Colin G. Hodge, Michael H. Mackin
  • Patent number: 8262907
    Abstract: Disclosed are vertical sock filters for aquarium filter assemblies. The sock filters typically include an annular collar coupled to filter material. The filter material typically is a composite material that includes upper material and lower material, where the upper material typically is more porous than the lower material. The assembly and the annular collar may include respective first and second coacting components that mate or interlock with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Central Garden and Pet Company
    Inventors: Andrew S Hudson, Brad L. Mihlbauer, Thomas Robert Lutz
  • Patent number: 8261806
    Abstract: A barrier for the control of people has a stand (10,11) supporting a housing (12) for a flexible band (14) extensible from the housing through a slot (15) in the side wall thereof. The spool and band are removable through the open upper end of the housing (12) and a tensioning cassette (16) for the spool is engaged with the housing and is drivingly coupled to the spool (13). A spring tensioner (29) acts between an outer wall (26) of the cassette and a drive shaft (30) for the spool. Tension may be applied to the spring (29) by freeing the cassette (16) from the housing (10) while leaving the drive shaft (30) connected to the spool (13) and then rotating the cassette, relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Laurence Patrick Wettern
  • Patent number: D666842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Daniel Cramer, Paul A. James
  • Patent number: D668229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Geoffrey Lee
  • Patent number: D668721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bay Tek Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Bonnin, Gina M. Weyers, Mark B. Johnson, Gaetan J. Philippon
  • Patent number: D669027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Powerkiss Oy
    Inventors: Pekka Kumpula, Mikko Koskinen, Maija Itkonen