Patents Represented by Attorney Bachman & LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8282702
    Abstract: After a reducing agent is added to a water reaction system containing silver ions to deposit silver particles by reduction, the silver particles are dried to obtain a silver powder which is heat-treated at a temperature of higher than 100° C. and lower than 400° C. The silver powder thus heat-treated has a maximum coefficient of thermal expansion of not greater than 1.5% at a temperature of 50° C. to 800° C., and has no heating peak when the silver powder is heated from 50° C. to 800° C. The silver powder has an ignition loss of not greater than 1.0% when the silver powder is ignited until the weight of the silver powder is constant at 800° C. The silver powder has a tap density of not less than 2 g/cm3 and a BET specific surface area of not greater than 5 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Dowa Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Fujino, Kozo Ogi
  • Patent number: 8283044
    Abstract: A coating composition includes a conductive polymer including at least one of the following: a single conductive polymer, a dual strand conductive polymer, a combination of a single conductive polymer and a dual strand conductive polymer or an organic-inorganic hybrid composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jaworowski, Sarah Arsenault, James T. Beals
  • Patent number: 8276450
    Abstract: A method for optimally operating mechanically loaded, moved, particularly rotating components, such as gearboxes, wherein in the operating stage damage accumulation is used to evaluate the influence of a collective load on the lifespan of the loaded rotating components, the moving components (1) being divided into a plurality of segments (5-10) for determining individual collective loads (6; 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventors: Michael Engelbreit, Thomas Bayer
  • Patent number: 8277647
    Abstract: An effluent collection unit for engine washing is formed by a portable trailer having a plurality of sides forming an internal compartment and an effluent collection system positioned within the internal compartment, which effluent collection device captures engine wash water effluent when the trailer is placed in an operational configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Rice, David G. Diamos, William J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8276649
    Abstract: A process for casting a turbine engine component is provided. The process comprises the steps of placing a refractory metal core assembly comprising two intersecting plates in a die, encapsulating the refractory metal core assembly in a wax pattern having the form of the turbine engine component, forming a ceramic shell mold about the wax pattern, removing the wax pattern, and pouring molten material into the ceramic shell mold to form the turbine engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Gagnon, Jr., John R. Farris, Eric A. Hudson
  • Patent number: 8276698
    Abstract: An electrically-propelled vehicle, the battery of which is housed in a battery housing (20) arranged in the rear of the vehicle and under the floor (4) thereof, to be protected against front and rear collisions and restricting the load are as little as possible. The above is achieved by the floor (4) comprising a cut-out (11), larger in plan than the outline of the battery housing (20), the cut-out (11) having a reinforced edge (12), to which front and rear support pieces (13, 30) for the battery housing (20) are fixed, the rear support piece (13) being fixed to the vehicle by a pair of flanges (17, 17?) with rearward downwardly inclined stop surfaces (19) and the battery housing (20) is rigid or reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Walter Guss, Helmut Foidl
  • Patent number: 8276595
    Abstract: A lice comb (10) including a plurality of teeth (14) for capturing lice when the teeth (14) are passed through hair. The lice comb (10) is provided with a receptacle (22) including an adhesive inner surface and a means for moving lice captured by the teeth (14) into the receptacle (22) such that the lice come into contact with the adhesive surface, preventing escape of the lice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Moshe Maor, Edward J. Khoury, Robert C. A. Culley
  • Patent number: 8276734
    Abstract: Centering device 14 of a bill validator comprises a pair of pinch jaws 15 positioned on the opposite sides of a passageway 6, and a centering motor 30 for moving pinch jaws 15 toward and away from each other for reciprocation of pinch jaws 15 so that pinch jaws 15 come into contact with side edges of a bill between pinch jaws 15 to align a central line of bill with a central line of passageway 6. As centering motor 30 stalls when warpage resistance by centered bill is greater than inherent holding torque of centering motor 30, centering device 14 has the simplified structure with reduced number of structural components for light weight and reliable centering operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokimi Nago, Kazuhiko Okamoto, Toru Seki
  • Patent number: 8273102
    Abstract: Compliant inserts for surgical instruments having improved traction are provided. The clamping surface of the inserts includes a plurality of short and densely arranged traction elements. The tractive force supplied by the traction elements approaches that of steel jawed clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vitalitec International, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Danitz, George D. Hermann, Karrie L. Sturtz
  • Patent number: 8273173
    Abstract: A cement additive, comprising nanostructured or not particles of SiO2—CaO—Al2O3 and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of nano-sized particles of SiO2, 2CaO.SiO2, 3CaO.SiO2, Al2O3, P—Ca and/or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Yibran Argenis Perera Mercado, Johanna Carolina Cano Ramirez, Adriana Carolina Hurtado Acevedo, Susana Isabel Martinez Méndez
  • Patent number: 8272846
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide a screw compressor for compressing a refrigerant in a refrigeration system. The screw compressor includes a rotor case, which accommodates a primary helical rotor that is intermeshed with at least one secondary helical rotor, to compress the refrigerant in the rotor case. The rotor case also includes a slide valve supporting member that is fixed on an inner wall of the rotor case. Moreover, a slide valve, located in the rotor case, slides axially on the slide valve supporting member. The slide valve controls the volume of refrigerant during compression. The slide valve is fitted with at least one internal pressure relief valve, to relieve internal pressure in the screw compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Paul J. Flanigan, Peter J. Pileski
  • Patent number: 8272545
    Abstract: A bottle carrier has a resilient ring dimensioned to encircle a neck of the bottle in an installed condition. A brim is unitarily formed with and depends from the resilient ring and is dimensioned to fall in facing or contacting relation to a shoulder of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence D. Saffran
  • Patent number: 8269508
    Abstract: A method for determining optimal source impedance at the input of a device under testing (DUT) in a measurement bench, includes the steps of calibrating a source pull type bench as a measurement bench, adjusting a load impedance and continuous bias of the DUT, generating an electric power signal by the source and injected in the DUT, acquiring input impedances of the DUT and corresponding gain performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AMCAD Engineering
    Inventor: Tony Gasseling
  • Patent number: 8268035
    Abstract: A process for producing refractory metal alloy powders includes the steps of blending at least one powder with at least one solvent and at least one binder to form a slurry; forming a plurality of agglomerates from the slurry; screening the plurality of agglomerates; sintering the plurality of agglomerates; and melting said plurality of agglomerates to form a plurality of homogenous, densified powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Myers, Scott Ohm
  • Patent number: 8263184
    Abstract: A method is provided for the production of an active-breathing composite in the form of a web, consisting of a nonwoven made of synthetic material and a layer fully or mainly consisting of polyurethane for utilization as counter ceiling webs for roofs and as facade webs. PU or a mixture of materials with a high fraction of PU is heated to melting temperature and extruded on a nonwoven made of PP in order to form a diffusion-open coating of the PP nonwoven and then pressing the PP nonwoven in order to form an active-breathing composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventors: Norbert Klingelhage, Rüdiger Laur, Jörn Schröer
  • Patent number: 8261414
    Abstract: A holder comprising on the one hand a base designed for fixing on a culinary item, and comprises a use positioning member and a rotary shaft, and on the other hand a handle pivoting on the rotary shaft and a lock mounted in such a way that it can move between a locked position in which it engages with the use positioning member in such a way as to immobilize the handle and a release position in which it allows it to be rotated. The use positioning member is on the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventor: Olivier Coudurier
  • Patent number: 8256066
    Abstract: A method for processing bast-fiber materials involving loosening a material, placing said material in an aqueous medium, hydrodynamically processing material successively in two modes: first, in a continuous mode by performing a hydrodynamic wave field action, and then in a pulsed mode by performing a shock-wave action, wherein the pressure amplitude of the positive wave phase in the continuous mode is less than the pressure amplitude of the positive wave phase in the pulsed mode, and removing the material from the aqueous medium. It is possible by the method to produce a high quality cottonine, the linear density of which is equal to or less than 0.3 Tex with the optimal energy consumption of the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Good Wave Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Grigoriy Georgievich Bubnov, Victor Nikolaevich Zakharov, Fedor Vladimirovich Zubov, Alexandre Viacheslavovich Semenov
  • Patent number: 8256327
    Abstract: A coaxial gear set, in particular a hollow shaft gear set for industrial drive technology, having high power density, comprising a drive element (7), an element (3), and an output element, with a gear ratio and a transmission of a drive torque occurring between the drive element (7) and the output element via a plurality of radially movable tooth segments (5), an outer tooth flank contour (11.1, 11.2) of the tooth contour (6) of the tooth segments (5) and/or a flank contour (12.1, 12.2) of a gearing (13) of an inner gearing (15) of an internal wheel (1), relative to a gear axis (M), a tooth contour that allows surface contact in the engagement area comprising a logarithmic spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventor: Heiko Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8258074
    Abstract: The invention is drawn to a catalyst having a substantially bimodal support phase and an active metal phase that is suitable and stable for desulfurization of high-olefin content naphtha streams with minimal octane-loss running at low hydrogen pressure. The active metal phase preferably includes cobalt, molybdenum and at least one additional metal selected from the alkali-metals group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Yilda Romero, Jorge Tejada, Jose de la Cruz Castro, Rosa Caldera
  • Patent number: 8257510
    Abstract: Trivalent chromium conversion coatings are provided on a metal substrate wherein the trivalent chromium conversion coating has a halogen content of 1 atom % maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jaworowski, Sarah Arsenault, James T. Beals