Patents Represented by Attorney Baker & Daniels LLP
  • Patent number: 8336120
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a jock support short including a short member and an integrally-formed jock support member. The integral jock support member includes a pocket portion attached to a front portion of the short, which is configured to house a protective groin cup. At least two elongate members extend along opposing sides of the pocket portion and may intersect or meet at a crotch portion of the short such that the pocket and/or protective cup remains secured over a user's groin region during athletic or other physical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shock Doctor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon G. Wong
  • Patent number: 8340761
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating a blockage in the coronary arterial system are provided. Some blockages in the coronary arterial system restrict the blood flow to a portion of the heart, causing ischemia or infarction. Such blockages may be treated by displacing, removing and/or breaking up the blockage, which allows blood to reperfuse into the infarcted portion of the heart. Before, during, and/or after the reperfusion, cardioprotective pacing is provided to the heart. The devices have multiple electrodes in order to provide multiple locations at which the cardioprotective pacing may be delivered. The devices are adapted to deliver cardioprotective pacing to the heart via the electrode that results in a relatively high level of dyssynchrony of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Mokelke, Allan C. Shuros, James A. Esler
  • Patent number: 8335572
    Abstract: An implantable medical device lead includes an insulative lead body, an outer conductive coil extending through the lead body, and an inner conductive coil extending coaxially with the outer conductive coil. The outer conductive coil, which is coupled to a proximal electrode at a distal end of the outer conductive coil, has a first outer conductive coil diameter. The inner conductive coil is coupled to a distal electrode at a distal end of the inner conductive coil. The inner conductive coil includes a filar having a filar diameter and a coil pitch that is about one to one and a half times the filar diameter. The inner conductive coil transitions from a first inner conductive coil diameter to a larger second inner conductive coil diameter between the proximal electrode and the distal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Masoud Ameri
  • Patent number: 8333361
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus includes a fluid outlet located on a first side of a barrier and at least one electrically powered component located on a second side of the barrier. The apparatus also includes a wireless power transfer device to supply power to the electrically powered component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Charles W McTargett
  • Patent number: 8333250
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The steering wheel assembly includes a chamfer or defines a space for viewing a portion of a grader blade of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Anthony Jon Knepper, Joshua Dean Graeve, Jed Douglas Polzin, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan
  • Patent number: 8333625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high-current plug connectors, in particular to electrical contact elements for plug connectors of this type, which are distinguished by low heating even at high currents, and to a corresponding method for manufacturing contact elements of this type. According to the invention, for this purpose, the contact element is made in one piece by internal high-pressure forming from a tubular blank. As a result, the contact element has at each point substantially the same line cross section, so that no local electrical or thermal load peaks can occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Feldmeier, Horst Braun, Zoltan Lampert, Thomas Schnurpfeil
  • Patent number: 8330312
    Abstract: A hybrid bearing, comprising a first bearing shell with a sliding face and a second bearing shell with a second sliding face, with the first sliding face and the second sliding face being located opposite one another at a bearing gap. The first bearing shell comprises a first support body and the second bearing shell comprises a second support body. Elements which are made of slide bearing material are attached to the first support body and to the second support body, with the elements made of slide bearing material forming at least part of the first sliding face and of the second sliding face. Permanent magnets are connected to the first support body and the second support body, with the permanent magnets being arranged spaced apart from the first sliding face and the second sliding face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Norman Perner, Benjamin Holstein
  • Patent number: 8332876
    Abstract: A memory interface circuit includes a plurality of data bus drivers and logic adapted to be operatively responsive to write driver mask information. If desired, the plurality of bus drivers and the logic may be implemented in separate integrated circuits. The plurality of bus drivers are adapted to be responsive to a write operation. The logic is also adapted to disable any one of the plurality of data bus drivers based on the write driver mask information during the write operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: James Fry, George Guthrie
  • Patent number: 8327789
    Abstract: A sectional barge assembly and a hydraulic thruster apparatus for maneuvering the sectional barge assembly. The hydraulic thruster apparatus includes a hydraulic power unit and a thruster unit. The hydraulic power unit includes an engine and a hydraulic pump connected to the engine. The thruster unit includes a hydraulic motor and a propeller drivingly connected to the hydraulic motor to provide a thrust force that acts to move the sectional barge assembly. The sectional barge assembly includes a plurality of barges interconnected by connector devices that are also used to interconnect the thruster unit to the sectional barge assembly. Further, a hydraulic connection panel is mounted on the thruster unit and includes a plurality of hydraulic connectors which allow a plurality of hydraulic lines to be removably connectable thereto, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mid-America Foundation Supply Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Emch
  • Patent number: 8328235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to all terrain vehicles having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to side-by-side all terrain vehicles having plural rows of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D Schneider, Michael J Hanten, Cal W Johnson, Kevin Van Bronkhorst
  • Patent number: 8332050
    Abstract: A conductor assembly for a medical device lead includes a helically coiled conductor including a plurality of turns having a coil pitch and an outer diameter and consisting of one filar having a filar diameter. The coil pitch and outer diameter are selected based on the filar diameter to minimize heating of the helically coiled conductor in the presence of an MRI field. A polymer sheath is formed about the helically coiled conductor such that the coil pitch of the unifilar helically coiled conductor is maintained. The polymer sheath is configured to increase a torque transmitting capacity of the helically coiled conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Perrey, Bryan A. Clark, Arthur J. Foster
  • Patent number: 8330476
    Abstract: A supply voltage management system and method for an integrated circuit (IC) die are provided. The supply voltage management system includes one or more temperature sensing elements located on the IC die and configured to sense temperature of the die and to output a sensed temperature value for the die. A dynamic voltage controller is located on the die and is configured to receive the sensed temperature value for the die and to identify a technology process category of the die. Based on the sensed temperature value and the identified technology process category of the die, the dynamic voltage controller adjusts an output voltage to at least one circuit of the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Nancy Chan, Ramesh Senthinathan
  • Patent number: 8329073
    Abstract: Prill heads having prilling assemblies that include adjustable openings. Prilling methods using the prilling assemblies can allow for the size of the openings to be varied during processing to alter the size of the prills as desired, or for clogged openings to be cleared, while maintaining operation of the prilling process. The prilling assemblies and prilling methods can be used to produce fertilizer products, including fertilizers comprising ammonium sulfate nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: David Wayne Donnick
  • Patent number: 8326436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving response of implantable leads to magnetic fields during medical procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. In various embodiments, the lead includes an inner conductor that is helically shaped and radially surrounded, at least in part, by one or more high-voltage conductors. The high-voltage conductor can be mechanically and/or electrically coupled, via a coupler, to the shocking coil. The pitch of the inner and/or outer conductor can be varied (e.g., continuously or at certain points) along the length of the lead. In some embodiments, the filar thickness, the pitch, and the mean coil diameter of the inner coil, the high voltage conductor coil, and the shock coil can be configured such that these coils have a desired inductance value when subjected to externally applied electromagnetic energy at radio frequencies commonly generated by MRI scanners (e.g., 40 MHz to 300 MHz).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Masoud Ameri, G. Shantanu Reddy, Arthur J. Foster, James G. Bentsen
  • Patent number: 8326108
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting user equipment to a broadband network includes a chassis having attachment points for connection to a supporting surface and a guide that permits entry of a communication cable. A cable termination unit may be mounted on the chassis such that a cable that is led through the guide can be connected and provided with a termination to which functional connections can be made. A cover may be mounted on the chassis in such a way as to be removable and reattachable to allow access to the chassis. The chassis may include mounting points for connecting at least one functional module to the communication cable and for allowing different communication functions to be provided to user equipment that is connected to the network via the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Genexis Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Ejvinsson, Jakob Bioje, Viktor Holmqvist, Hans Nyström, Jonathan Young, Rickard Gustavsson, Ola Skogsfors, Niclas Sonesson, Stefan Tegenfalk
  • Patent number: 8324883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Rogowski-loop current sensor comprising a winding (4) extending between two ends (14, 16) configured to be provided about a primary conductor in which flows a current to be measured by moving said ends away from or towards each other. The sensor further includes a closing mechanism (18) provided at the ends of the winding, and including a body (20) having a high magnetic permeability and extending between said ends when the loop is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Liaisons Electroniques-Mecaniques LEM S.A.
    Inventor: Pierre Turpin
  • Patent number: 8323147
    Abstract: An electric vehicle and a range extender engine are shown including the controls to operate the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Swissauto Powersport LLC
    Inventors: Urs Wenger, Beat Rene Kohler
  • Patent number: 8324290
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers, to methods of making such copolymers and to medical devices that contain such polymers. According to certain aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment, an additional polymeric segment that is not a polyisobutylene segment, and a segment comprising a residue of a diisocyanate. According to other aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment and end groups that comprise alkyl-, alkenyl- or alkynyl-chain-containing end groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrojalkumar Desai, Marlene C. Schwarz, Mark Boden, Mohan Krishnan, Michael C. Smith, Frederick H. Strickler, Daniel J. Cooke
  • Patent number: D671720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Crocs, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierantonio Callegarini, Anne Klein
  • Patent number: D672005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Laser Aiming Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hedeen, Tom Otteson