Patents Represented by Law Firm Bachman and LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8348042
    Abstract: An optical sensing device for detecting plural optical features of valuable papers is provided that comprises first and second photocoupers 5 and 6 or 9 and 10 positioned in the vicinity of and on the opposite sides of a passageway 13 for guiding the valuable paper 64. Each of first and second photocouplers 5 and 6 or 9 and 10 has a light emitting element 20, 22, 30, 32 for emitting a light, and a light receiving element 21, 23, 31, 33 for selectively receiving the light from the light emitting element 20 so that each light receiving element 21, 23, 31, 33 can receive lights reflected on and penetrating the valuable paper 64 for detection of multiple optical features from the valuable paper 64.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokimi Nago, Toru Seki, Kazuhiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8349086
    Abstract: Non-stick fixtures for selectively masking portions of a workpiece during application of a workpiece coating are described herein. These fixtures have predetermined surfaces thereon having an average surface roughness of about 25 Ra or less and a Rockwell hardness of about 65 Rc or more. The controlled average surface roughness ensures that these fixtures are non-stick with respect to the workpiece coating being applied to the workpieces disposed therein. The controlled Rockwell hardness ensures that the desired average surface roughness can be maintained throughout repeated use of the fixture in harsh coating environments. These fixtures reduce the workpiece coating bridging that occurs between the fixture and the workpiece, and also reduce the amount of overspray that occurs on the workpiece, thereby minimizing the amount of handwork and/or rework that is necessary after the workpiece is coated. This improves process cycle times and yields significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Richard Bernaski, Bartolomeo Palmieri
  • Patent number: 8349396
    Abstract: A method and system for depositing multiple materials onto a substrate is described. The method broadly comprises the steps of providing a source of a first powder material to be deposited, providing a source of a second powder material to be deposited, and sequentially depositing the first powder material and the second powder material onto the substrate at a velocity sufficient to deposit the materials by plastically deforming the materials without metallurgically transforming the particles of powder forming the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DeBiccari, Jeffrey D. Haynes
  • Patent number: 8348590
    Abstract: A device for treating and/or handling articles (10), especially molds in the production of chocolate articles, comprises a gripper (6) that is arranged on arms (3.1-3.5) which can be displaced along a rail (1) on carriages (2.1-2.4). At least three arms (3.1 to 3.4) are connected to the gripper (6), every arm having its own joint (6, 7, 29) on the gripper (6) which joint is independent of the other arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: KMB Produktions AG
    Inventor: Guido Knobel
  • Patent number: 8347947
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a refractory metal core for use in forming varying thickness microcircuits in turbine engine components, a process for forming the refractory metal core, and a process for forming the turbine engine components. The refractory metal core is used in the casting of a turbine engine component. The core is formed by a sheet of refractory metal material having a curved trailing edge portion integrally formed with a leading edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan P. Dube, Ryan Shepard Levy, Richard H. Page
  • Patent number: 8342099
    Abstract: A marking paint ball includes a shell made of non-water-soluble polymer material and having a substantially spherical shape. A marking paint composition is contained in the shell. The shell is made of an oxo-biodegradable material. A method for making such a ball is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: David Delhaye
  • Patent number: 8342085
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for compensating for such deformations as occur in operation in first and second clamping surfaces intended for a tool in a press. The clamping surfaces are reciprocally moveable towards and away from one another in order to move a first and second part of the tool towards and away from one another, and the first and second tool parts have a first and second abutment surface for abutment against the first and second clamping surfaces and the deformations cause uneven pressure in at least one contact region between the tool and the clamping surfaces. According to the present invention, there is disposed, in at least one contact region between a clamping surface and an abutment surface, a power unit which, on activation, is operative to press, away from the clamping surface located in the contact region at least a part of the abutment surface of the tool located there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Automation Presses Tooling AP&T AB
    Inventors: Mikael Karlsson, Bengt Walkin
  • Patent number: 8343587
    Abstract: A method for providing a component with protection against sand related distress comprises the steps of: providing a substrate; and forming a thermal barrier coating system by depositing at least one layer of a first material selected from the group consisting of a zirconate, a hafnate, a titanate, and mixtures thereof, which first material has been mixed with at least one oxide so that each layer contains from about 25 to 99 wt% of at least one oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Litton, Kevin W. Schlichting, Melvin Freling, John G. Smeggil, David B. Snow, Michael J. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8342574
    Abstract: A device for the assisted locking and unlocking of an adjustable steering column has a fixed cam element secured to a column body, a moving cam element extended by an operating lever, and an articulation system coupled to a central spindle mounted between the elements and passing through the body. The articulation system includes an elastic return member intended to collaborate with two sets of complementary bosses borne respectively by each cam element and delimiting with one another, two end-of-travel stops so that by pivoting the lever, the moving cam element can be made to move between a locked position and an unlocked position via an intermediate position of unstable equilibrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ZF Systemes de Direction Nacam Sas
    Inventors: Christophe Bahr, Florian Botte
  • Patent number: 8336606
    Abstract: A method involves forming a core assembly. The forming includes deforming a wire, the deforming including increasing a transverse linear dimension along at least one portion of the wire. The wire is assembled to a ceramic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Justin D. Piggush
  • Patent number: 8333216
    Abstract: A blow-off valve for a turbo blower 1000 has a body part 100 which includes a cylinder part 110, a valve-guide plate 130 on the cylinder part 110 and a head part 150 covering the valve-guide plate 130. In the cylinder part 110, a blow-connection opening 1038 connected with a blow opening 2500 of the turbo blower 2000 and a blow-off opening 1058 to blow off the emission air from the turbo blower 2000. A spool valve 300 is provided and a blow-pressure spool 380 is located at space connected with the blow-connection opening 1038 and a blow-pressure opposing spool 330 is located between the valve-guide plate 130 and the head part 150 and a stem of the spool valve penetrates the valve-guide plate 130 and is supported thereby. A three-way solenoid valve 20 is mounted on the head part 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Neuros, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Kim, Cheol Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 8334473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for microplasma spray coating a portion of a substrate, such as a gas turbine compressor blade, without masking any portions thereof. The apparatus includes a microplasma gun with an anode, cathode, and an arc generator for generating an electric arc between the anode and cathode. An arc gas emitter injects inert gas through the electric arc. The electric arc is operable for ionizing the gas to create a plasma gas stream. A powder injector injects powdered material into a plasma stream. A localized area of the compressor blade is coated with the powdered material without having to mask the compressor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Zajchowski, Donn Blankenship, Gary Shubert
  • Patent number: 8328896
    Abstract: A filter pack includes filter media formed into a filter structure having a front, a back and at least one side surface; and a frame adhered to the at least one side surface and comprising an adhesive and an adhesive carrier. The adhesive carrier can be a sheet of material which can be impregnated with the adhesive, one example being a sheet of the filter material itself. The adhesive carrier can alternatively be a single use tray mold for holding the adhesive while it cures, and which is left into the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LPD Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dirk ter Horst
  • Patent number: 8327999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transferring hollow cylindrical objects from a supply unit to a removal unit by providing a transport unit for transferring hollow cylindrical objects between a supply unit and a removal unit, providing at least holding element in the transport unit, positioning the hollow cylindrical object in contact with the at least one holding element at the supply unit wherein the hollow cylindrical object is held by the holding element, moving the transport unit with the hollow cylindrical object from the supply unit to the removal unit, and removing the hollow cylindrical element from the at least one holding element at the removal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sidel Participations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Franz Klaiber, Peter Novak
  • Patent number: 8328532
    Abstract: A compressor has first and second enmeshed rotors rotating about first and second axes to pump refrigerant to a discharge plenum. The compressor includes a muffler system comprising a sound absorbing first element and a sound absorbing second element. The second element at least partially surrounds the first element and defines a generally annular flow path portion between the first element and the second element At least one of the first and second elements comprises an expanded bead material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Vishnu M. Sishtla
  • Patent number: 8329075
    Abstract: A method for monitoring, documenting, and/or controlling an injection molding machine (P) having an injection molding tool (1) into which a melt is introduced, wherein a viscosity of the melt in the injection molding tool (1) is determined directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Priamus System Technologies AG
    Inventor: Christopherus Bader
  • Patent number: 8328456
    Abstract: A fastening system for fixing and/or aligning at least one sensor element, in particular an active infrared sensor or the accessory parts thereof, such as printed circuit boards, controls, energy sources etc., in a rail element with at least one fastening element, characterized in that the fastening element can be plugged from a front side into the rail element at any desired position. The object is further achieved by providing a fastening system for fixing and/or aligning at least one sensor element, in particular an active infrared sensor or the accessory parts thereof, such as printed circuit boards, controls, energy sources etc., in a rail element with at least one fastening element, characterized in that at least one sensor element and/or the accessory part thereof can be inserted into at least one fastening element in a fashion capable of being re-released and of being aligned with regard to its inclination and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bircher Reglomat AG
    Inventor: Jonas Schuster
  • Patent number: 8317494
    Abstract: A compressor (20) has a housing (22) having first (52) and second (48) members. A motor (24) within the housing (22) is coupled to one or more working elements (26, 28) to drive the one or more working elements (26, 28) to compress a fluid. A number of electrical terminals (104) are each mounted in an associated aperture (132) in the second housing member (48) and electrically connected to the motor (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Pileski, Bruce A. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8316657
    Abstract: A refrigerant system is configured to alternatingly run in an economized mode and a standard mode. A control system shifts the refrigerant system between the economized mode and standard mode responsive to a determined efficiency reflecting a combination of at least two of: compressor isentropic efficiency; condenser efficiency; evaporator efficiency; efficiency of hardware mechanically powering the compressor; and a mode-associated cycling efficiency. In a bypass mode, a bypass refrigerant flow from an intermediate port may return to the suction port. Shifting into the bypass mode may be similarly controlled based upon the determined efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Lifson
  • Patent number: 8313301
    Abstract: A turbine blade for use in high temperature applications includes an as-cast airfoil portion and an as-cast outer tip shroud portion and the outer tip shroud portion has at least one as-cast internal cooling circuit for cooling the outer tip shroud, and the at least one as-cast internal cooling circuit having a plurality of exits for discharging cooling air over exterior surfaces of the shroud. A process for forming a turbine blade comprises the steps of forming an as-cast turbine blade having an airfoil portion and a tip shroud and the forming step comprising forming at least one as-cast cooling circuit within the tip shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Eric A. Hudson