Patents Represented by Law Firm Bacon & Thomas
  • Patent number: 8348876
    Abstract: An orthopedic component for use in orthopedic device includes, according to one embodiment, a first shell body defining first and second surfaces, and a resilient perimeter edge portion surrounding the perimeter of the first shell body. The edge portion has greater flexibility than the first shell body. The perimeter edge portion defines a lip extending over a portion of at least one of the first and second surfaces, and the lip is spaced a distance above the first shell body so as to define a clearance between the first shell body and the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8350172
    Abstract: Presented herein is an illuminated keyboard having: a key module having a plurality of keycaps, scissors structures, elastic members, and a membrane circuit board; a keyboard base plate having a plurality of positioning members corresponding to the keycaps and integrally formed on the keyboard base plate for positioning the keyboard module on the keyboard base plate; a light guiding plate disposed beneath the key module and over the keyboard base plate, the light guiding plate having a light incoming surface, a bottom surface intersecting the light incoming surface, a light outgoing surface opposite to the light incoming surface, and provided with light holes corresponding to the positioning members; light sources arranged on one side of the light incoming surface of the light guiding plate, wherein a light emitted from the light sources is transmitted into the light guiding plate from the light incoming surface and transmitted out of the light guiding plate from the outgoing surface; and a reflecting sheet d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching Cheng Tsai, Wen Ching Chiang
  • Patent number: 8347742
    Abstract: A sampler for automatic taking of liquid samples from a sample-taking location. The sampler includes: a housing with a door; an energy or power supply unit; a control/evaluation unit; a sample-taking unit, which, in a predeterminable time interval, takes a predetermined quantity of sample from the sample-taking location; a sample collecting unit arranged in a lower region of the housing of the sampler for storing taken samples; and a temperature-control unit, which controls at least the region of the sampler, in which the sample collecting unit is arranged, to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Steuerwald, Karl-Heinz Bareiss, Norbert Wandrei
  • Patent number: 8352924
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for multi-core instruction-set simulation. The proposed method identifies the shared data segment and the dependency relationship between the different cores and thus effectively reduces the number of sync points and lowers the synchronization overhead, allowing multi-core instruction-set simulation to be performed more rapidly while ensuring that the simulation results are accurate. In addition, the present invention also discloses a device for multi-core instruction-set simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Meng-Huan Wu, Cheng-Yang Fu, Peng-Chih Wang, Ren-Song Tsay
  • Patent number: 8351680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for servicing and/or monitoring a field device (1) of process and automation technology. The invention includes that at least one photograph is taken of at least one section (2) of the field device (1), that the photograph is evaluated and/or processed in such a manner, that there results at least one piece of information concerning an access location (11) for field device data related to the field device (1), and/or information for identification of the field device (1), that a request for data is made to the access location (11), and that, in response to the request for data, field device data are supplied. Furthermore, the invention concerns a corresponding field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Wetzer GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Kalteis
  • Patent number: 8347732
    Abstract: An adjustable ultrasonic gas flow measurement device includes a gas pipe, a transmitter, a receiver and a micro-processing module. The gas pipe is filled with a gas under test. The transmitter and the receiver are respectively installed in two ends of the gas pipe for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic signals inside the gas pipe. The micro-processing module is electrically connected to the transmitter and the receiver for generating and sending a first ultrasonic signal to the transmitter for transmitting, and comparing the phase shift of a second ultrasonic signal and a third ultrasonic signal to output a phase comparison result, wherein the transmitted first ultrasonic signal passing through the gas pipe was received by the receiver as the second ultrasonic signal, and the third ultrasonic signal is generated by shifting the first ultrasonic signal with a predetermined phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tatung Company
    Inventors: Chao-Fa Lee, Shu-Ting Liao, Cheng-Hsing Kup
  • Patent number: 8349539
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an isocyanate-modified photosensitive polyimide. The photosensitive polyimide of the invention possesses excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance and flexibility, and can be used in a liquid photo resist composition or dry film photo resist composition, or used in a solder resist, coverlay film, or printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Yen Chou, Chuan-Zong Lee
  • Patent number: 8350572
    Abstract: An ionization vacuum device measures a pressure in a vacuum vessel, and has: an anode provided inside the vacuum vessel; a cathode provided inside the vacuum vessel; a power source for discharge that supplies electric power for discharge between the anode and the cathode; a power source for cathode-heating that supplies power for heating to the cathode, means for forming a magnetic field in a space between the anode and the cathode; control means for controlling so as to heat said cathode by said power source for cathode-heating while discharge of gas inside said vacuum vessel is caused, and so as to maintain the temperature of said cathode within a temperature range where thermonic electrons are not emitted from said cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ampere Inc.
    Inventor: Fumio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8347734
    Abstract: A measuring system and method for determining and/or monitoring the flow of a measured medium through a measuring tube with a first ultrasonic sensor and at least a second ultrasonic sensor. The first Ultrasonic sensor is placeable in a first region of the measuring tube, and the second ultrasonic sensor is placeable in a second region of the measuring tube. The ultrasonic signals transmittable through the measured medium from the first ultrasonic sensor are receivable by the second ultrasonic sensor, and the ultrasonic signals transmittable through the measured medium from the second ultrasonic sensor are receivable by the first ultrasonic sensor. A control/evaluation unit ascertains the volume flow and/or the mass flow of the measured medium flowing in the measuring tube by means of a travel-time difference method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Berger, Finn Bloch Jensen, Ralf Sonderkamp, Achim Wiest
  • Patent number: 8349999
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a pyrene-containing norbornene methylene amine which can be synthesized by 5-(amino methyl)bicycle[2.2.1]hept-2-ene (NBMA) and 1-bromopyrene. The pyrene-containing norbornene methylene amine can be used as a monomer for synthesizing a polymer containing pyrene side chain via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP). The polymer has good transmittance, optical and thermal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Der-Jang Liaw
  • Patent number: 8349546
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a “fabricating method of nano-ring structure by nano-lithography” for fabricating out a new nano-ring structure in more miniature manner than that of the current fabricating facilities by directly using the current fabricating facilities without any alteration or redesign of the precision so that the number and density of the nano-ring structure in unit area or unit volume can be significantly increased in more evenness manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ming-Nung Lin
  • Patent number: 8349028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactive printing dye composition, which includes: (a) at least one reactive dye; (b) an organic buffer; and (c) a mirabilite or a dispersant. The reactive printing dye composition of the present invention is capable for being used in the fabric-dyeing, for example, dyeing of cotton, hemp, silk, rayon, wool, blending, etc. The reactive printing dye composition of the present invention is advantageous in high pH value stability, high storage stability, and reduced degradation in dyeing strength. In addition, the present invention further provides an aqueous reactive printing dye composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Everlight USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Chin Lin, Chien-Wen Lee
  • Patent number: 8348038
    Abstract: A disk friction clutch apparatus using a self-energizing effect is disclosed. The clutch apparatus includes a drive friction disk connected to a drive shaft, a driven friction disk connected to a driven shaft, a push member configured to press the driven friction disk against the drive friction disk at an engagement position of a clutch, and an operation unit configured to shift the push member from the release position of the clutch to the engagement position. The operation unit is operated to increase a force of the push member to press the driven friction disk when the push member located at the engagement position of the clutch receives a force of rotating the drive shaft. Since the clutch apparatus employs a self-energizing effect, it is possible to fasten the clutch with a small force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seibum Choi, Hyung Jin Sung, Jinsung Kim
  • Patent number: 8348245
    Abstract: An impregnator for mixing a nonaerated or only slightly aerated liquid (F) with gas (G), in particular for mixing a noneffervescent or only slightly effervescent beer precursor product, or a beer precursor product containing CO2, with CO2, includes a mixing cell, in particular tubular, which except for an incoming liquid inlet, an incoming gas inlet, and an outlet, is partitioned off from the surrounding, and at least one Impregnator body is disposed in the mixing cell in such a way that the flow through the mixing cell of the liquid (F) and gas (G) must necessarily take place through the impregnator body. Disposed in the mixing cell is at least one impregnator body, which includes a porous solid body, namely of a foam material, a sponge, a follow fiber module, or a sintered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Carbotek Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Fischer
  • Patent number: 8347736
    Abstract: A measuring transducer serves for registering at least one physical, measured variable of a flowable medium guided in a pipeline and/or for producing Coriolis forces serving for registering a mass flow rate of a flowable medium guided in a pipeline. The measuring transducer comprises: a transducer housing; four, straight, measuring tubes connected to flow dividers for guiding flowing medium along flow paths. Each of the four measuring tubes opens with an inlet-side, measuring tube end into one the flow openings of an inlet-side, flow divider and with an outlet-side, measuring tube end into one of the flow openings. An electromechanical exciter mechanism for producing and/or maintaining mechanical oscillations of the four measuring tubes. The exciter mechanism is embodied in such a manner, that, the measuring tubes are excitable pairwise to execute opposite phase bending oscillations in, in each case, a shared imaginary plane of oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Ennio Bitto, Alfred Rieder, Martin Anklin, Christof Huber
  • Patent number: 8346473
    Abstract: A lane determining device includes: a feature information obtaining unit for obtaining feature information F of a target feature existing in each lane in the traveling direction of a vehicle 30, based on vehicle position information; an image recognizing unit for conducting image recognition processing of a feature type of the target feature in a vehicle lane, with respect to image information; and a lane accuracy determining unit for determining a vehicle lane accuracy for the respective lanes based on a type of a recognized feature fa shown in an image recognition result, feature types Ft1 to Ft4 of the target feature of the respective lanes shown in the feature information F, in accordance with a level of probability for each of the feature types Ft1 to Ft4 of the target feature of the respective lanes is recognized as the type of the recognized feature fa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Nakamura, Tomoaki Ishikawa, Koichi Nakao, Osamu Aisaka, Motoki Kanba, Kiyokazu Okada
  • Patent number: 8344675
    Abstract: A rechargeable electric power tool includes a motor driven by a secondary battery, a switching element for regulating power distribution to the motor, a motor control unit for controlling rotation of the motor through the switching element, a lead wire for supplying a drive current to the motor therethrough and a trigger switch changed over by a user for turning on or off the drive current supplied to the motor through the lead wire. In the rechargeable electric power tool, upon changeover of the trigger switch, a microcomputer determines a magnitude relation between a detected temperature outputted from a first thermistor and a first temperature threshold value. If the detected temperature is determined to be greater than the first temperature threshold value, the microcomputer is set in a limited operation mode in which a revolution number of the motor is limited to a predetermined value or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Power Tools Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miwa, Atsumasa Kubota, Masaki Ikeda, Kazuhiko Nishii
  • Patent number: 8342732
    Abstract: A poly night light is made of an un-saturated polyester resin (UPR) compound to provide the night light with a certain degree of softness and cushioning to meet quality tests. The poly night light has a molded-in clip that allows the display unit to fit into a lamp holder's connector for solid installation. The lamp holder can be for an incandescent bulb, neon bulb, LED(s), organic electro-luminescent element(s), or other conventional lighting elements. The poly display unit may have a three-dimensional design, shape, curvature, and/or configuration for an eye-catching, valuable appearance and further may be painted by hand or spray paint to make it more elegant than any other currently-marketed night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8346215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for subsequently implementing a SIM functionality, with the help of which a mobile telephone (1) is enabled to use a mobile radio network, in a security module (3). Within the context of the method according to the invention the SIM functionality is realized in the form of an application, of which at least a first part is loaded into the security module (3). Furthermore, personalizing data, which are required for a use of the mobile radio network by the mobile telephone (1), are transmitted from a provider (2) to the security module (3) in encrypted form on the direct or indirect way. The encrypted personalizing data are decrypted by the security module (3) by means of a secret key of a user stored in the security module (3). The security module (3) is personalized by means of the decrypted personalizing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Weiss, Wolfgang Rankl
  • Patent number: D674130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mei-Huey Lee