Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Baker & Daniels
  • Patent number: 8349434
    Abstract: A fluoropolymer coating composition that may be applied over a primer and/or at least one midcoat in a non-stick coating system. The coating composition may be prepared and applied in the form of a liquid dispersion, and includes at least one fluoropolymer base component, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and, in particular, at least one high molecular weight PTFE (HPTFE). The coating composition additionally includes a blended fluoropolymer composition. The blended fluoropolymer composition is a blend of at least one low molecular weight PTFE (LPTFE) and at least one melt-processible fluoropolymer. After application directly to a substrate or over an underlying coating, the coating demonstrates improved abrasion and scratch resistance, as well as improved release characteristics, as compared to known coatings that include only HPTFE or HPTFE with a small amount of melt processible fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Whitford Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard W. Harvey, Lawrence D. Leech
  • Patent number: 8348090
    Abstract: A bulk storage container includes a tank with a “full drain” outlet, and a coupler attached to the outlet, in which the full drain outlet and coupler utilize a metal-on-metal threaded connection to create a fluid-tight seal therebetween. The polymer coupler includes a metal insert with internal threads, and the tank includes a metal insert with external threads corresponding to the internal threads of the coupler insert. The metal inserts are integrally molded within the walls of the tank and coupler, respectively. Advantageously, the threaded metal inserts provide a rigid structural connection between the tank and coupler that is highly durable and leak resistant. In addition to the threaded fluid-tight seal, a shoulder of the coupler abuts a corresponding face formed on the tank, with a gasket between the shoulder and face to provide a secondary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ROTO Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: David L. Crager, Douglas J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8350867
    Abstract: A method includes detecting one of an application access or a file type access, and configuring, in response to detecting the application or file type access, automatically without user interaction, a display system in an image quality configuration for the application or the file type where the image quality configuration is based on providing best image quality with respect to the application or the file type. Configuring the display system in an image quality configuration, may involve determining that a profile associated with the application or associated with the file type is stored in memory, and configuring the display system according to the profile. The method may adjust at least one anti-aliasing parameter or at least one anisotropic filter parameter. The method may monitor an operating system to obtain an indication that an application has been accessed or that a file type has been accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Raymond F. Dumbeck, Andrew W. Dodd, Michael Casey Gotcher
  • Patent number: 8348578
    Abstract: An engagement unit for insertion on and engagement with a threaded bolt (33) is provided with an inner part (1) and with an outer part (2) that can be slid onto the inner part (1). The inner part (1) and the outer part (2) are configured with torque receiving means (8, 9, 23, 24) for transmitting a torque applied to the outer part (2) to the inner part (1). After the inner part (1) has been slid onto a threaded bolt (33) in a pre-assembly arrangement in which latching means configured on spring arms of the inner part (1) and cooperating with the threaded bolt (33) are able to slide along the threaded bolt (33), the engagement unit according to the invention can thus be inserted onto the threaded bolt (33) and, once the outer part (2) has been slid onto the inner part (1), can be tightened in the manner of a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: A. Raymond Et Cie
    Inventor: Martin Busch
  • Patent number: 8344319
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel system and method for evaporating and ionizing compounds comprising an LIAD source and an ionization source that operates at atmospheric pressure. This system is readily adaptable for use with most commercially available mass spectrometers. Ionization sources include Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization sources (APCI) and Atmospheric Pressure Photo Ionization (APPI) sources. The ionization sources are positioned such that the analyte desorbing from the surface of the LIAD is fed into the ion stream produced by the ionization source and ionized analyte and ionized fragments of the analyte are fed into the sample inlet of a mass spectrometer. These systems allow for the mass spectrometric analysis of non-polar compounds that lack readily ionizable functional groups, such as saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons and compounds with medium to low polarity, as well as hydrocarbon mixtures, such as petroleum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Hilkka I. Kenttamaa, David Jesse Borton, II, Jinshan Gao, Zhicheng Jin, Benjamin Curtis Owen
  • Patent number: 8344505
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing semiconductor packages at the wafer level is disclosed. A wafer has multiple integrated circuits (ICs) formed on its active surface, with each IC in communication with a plurality under-bump metallization (UBM) pads formed on one surface the package. The UBM pads include a larger pads near the center of package and smaller UBM pads near the periphery. The method includes attaching a stiffener to an inactive surface of the wafer; forming under bump metallization pads; and forming solder bumps extending from the UBM pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Neil Mclellan, Adam Zbrzezny
  • Patent number: 8342351
    Abstract: A cap adapted for sealing a caulking cartridge. The cap may include a first member and a second member. The first member may have the shape of a frustum. The second member may be longer than the first member and extend through the first member. The second member may include an elongated portion, a planar member and a ring portion. The elongated portion may include a plurality of shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Terry J. Hobbs, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8344760
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input/output buffer circuit. The input/output buffer circuit includes an output buffer circuit and a bias control circuit. The output buffer circuit provides an output voltage in response to output information. The bias control circuit provides an output buffer bias voltage based on the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Yamin Du, Oleg Drapkin, Grigori Temkine
  • Patent number: 8342714
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a housing, a light emitter located in an interior region of the housing, a driver for the emitter, and a heat sink coupled to the driver. The heat sink includes a plurality of fins for cooling the driver. The apparatus further includes a driver mounting portion having a mounting surface and a side wall. The side wall is coupled to one of the heat sink and the driver so that the plurality of fins of the heat sink are exposed. The mounting surface of the driver mounting portion is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Stray Light Optical Technologies
    Inventors: Gerald W. Rea, Robert A. Drake
  • Patent number: 8342778
    Abstract: A vibratory pile driver configured to insert curved sheet pile beneath a conduit by rotating the pile driver about a fixed pivot element to advance the curved sheet pile along a fixed arc. In one exemplary embodiment, the distance between the fixed pivot element and the clamps that secured the curved sheet pile to the pile driver is the same as the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile. In another exemplary embodiment, when the curved sheet pile is secured to the pile driver by the clamps, the center of the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile lies substantially on the rotational axis of the fixed pivot element. In this embodiment, the vibratory pile driver may be rotated about the fixed pivot element to advance the curved sheet pile along an arc having curvature substantially identical to the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Jinnings, Mark Gustin
  • Patent number: 8342460
    Abstract: A bracket part and a securing part are provided to connect an add-on part to a carrier part. The securing part is displaceable relative to the bracket part. The bracket part includes a carrier part receptacle that receives an edge region of the carrier part that is adjacent a carrier-part opening. In a final mounting arrangement, the securing part secures the bracket part via a mounting operation that can be performed by displacing the bracket part and the securing part. The final mounting arrangement can be easily checked for proper execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Sven Binkert, Uwe Motsch
  • Patent number: 8342854
    Abstract: A learning system includes a plurality of teacher and student stations for holding one or more learning sessions between a teacher and one or more students. A server serves instructional material for creating a learning environment during the learning session, and a database stores at least one of teacher and student attributes that relate to language ability. In the present invention, the instructional material is a computer generated instructional material that is produced based on the language ability of the student or the teacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Educate Online Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Anna Parmer, Joe Tojek, John Stuppy
  • Patent number: 8346374
    Abstract: An implantable lead may include a housing and a laminate distal seal disposed across a distal end of the housing. A coupler and a fixation helix secured to the coupler may be disposed within the housing. The fixation helix may have a retracted position in which the fixation helix does not penetrate the laminate distal seal and an extended position in which the fixation helix has pierced the laminate distal seal and extends therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Foster, Arthur J. Foster, Duane T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8340767
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management system comprises a medical electrical lead, a pressure sensing element, and an implantable pulse generator. The lead is sized to be advanced through the right atrium and coronary sinus into a coronary vein adjacent to the left ventricle. The lead includes an opening intermediate its proximal and distal ends, and a lumen extending longitudinally within the body in communication with the opening. The pressure sensing element is movably disposed in lead lumen and is dimensioned to extend through the opening in the lead, and includes a flexible, elongated conductive member having a distal end, and a pressure transducer coupled to the distal end of the conductive member. The pulse generator is configured to receive cardiac rhythm signals from the electrode and fluid pressure signals from the pressure transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Lili Liu, Mohan Krishnan, Bruce A. Tockman, David R. Wulfman
  • Patent number: 8340778
    Abstract: An acoustic energy delivery system for delivering acoustic energy to an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The system includes an IMD having a power source and an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes a controller and an array of ultrasonic elements electrically coupled to the controller and configured to deliver acoustic energy to the IMD. Methods of delivering acoustic energy to an IMD are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Binh C. Tran, Robert S. Harguth, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 8341272
    Abstract: A method for the improvement of a TCP data transmission process in the case of an interruption of the physical transmission medium, wherein after the establishment of a TCP connection between a client (10) and a server (12) a data packet is transmitted from the server (12) to the client (10), wherein the receipt of the data packet from the server (12) is confirmed by the client (10) by the transmission of a confirmation message assigned to the received data packet, ACK message, wherein in the case of the transmission of the ACK message at the client (10) a timer (14) is started with a default time T1, and the same ACK message is repeatedly transmitted to the server (12), in case no further data packet has been received from the server (12) at the client (10) after expiration of the time T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: T-Mobile International AG
    Inventor: Remi Kleo
  • Patent number: 8339133
    Abstract: A fluxgate magnetic field sensor including an excitation current conductor (4) and a layer of saturable magnetic material cladding (6) having a plurality of feed-through channels (16) extending between opposed faces of the cladding layer, the excitation current conductor weaving through a plurality of said feed-through channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Liaisons Electroniques-Mecaniques LEM SA
    Inventor: Wolfram Teppan
  • Patent number: D673083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Red Milawa Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ashley Daff
  • Patent number: D673379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Schweikarth, Donald Woods, Neil Broeker, Mark Wahl
  • Patent number: D673648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Lucien Masson