Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Baker & Daniels
  • Patent number: 8322794
    Abstract: A seat damper assembly for a chair includes a rubber element having a through hole and a bracket seat having a major surface with a raised portion around a perimeter of the major surface. A support bracket is configured to be coupled with the bracket seat such that the raised portion abuts an outer edge of the support bracket. A side of the support bracket opposite the bracket seat is shaped to receive a portion of a chair frame assembly. A fastener, disposed in the through hole in rubber element, is configured to couple with a seat pan to secure the seat damper relative to the seat pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: HNI Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Brown, Travis J. Crowell, Aaron Michael Ickes, Jay R. Machael, Phillip D. Minino
  • 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: 8326053
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides for block based image compression with multiple non-uniform block encodings. In one embodiment, an image is divided into blocks of pixels. In one embodiment the blocks are four pixels by four pixels, but other block sizes are used in other embodiments. In one embodiment, a block of pixels in the original image is compressed using two different methods to produce a first and second compressed block. Thus, each block in the original image is represented by two, typically different, compressed blocks. In one embodiment, color associated with a pixel is determined by combining the compressed information about the pixel in the first compressed block with information about the pixel in the second compressed block. In another embodiment, global information about the image is combined with the information in the first and second compressed blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Konstantine Iourcha, Andrew S. C. Pomianowski, Raja Koduri
  • 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: 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: 8319539
    Abstract: An in-rush or out-rush current limiting circuit employs a low number of components to effect in-rush current limiting and may be employed in dongles or on-chip (in the case of serving as an out-rush current limiting circuit). The in-rush current limiting circuit may be employed, for example, in USB dongles, Display Port (DP) dongles, or any other suitable connector as desired. Alternatively, the circuit may be integrated onto a circuit board or within an integrated circuit as desired. Among other advantages, a lower cost, low complexity solution may be provided. In addition, bulk capacitance can be increased such as by employing a trickle resistor or other suitable limiting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Husein Afaneh
  • Patent number: 8316596
    Abstract: An IG unit includes a perimeter structure having a port, a first pane supported by the perimeter structure, a second pane supported by the perimeter structure opposite the first pane with an interior space defined between the first and second panes that is sealed and connected to the port, and a membrane valve assembly adapted to act as a self-sealing access to the port. The membrane valve assembly optionally includes a first sealant layer, a second membrane layer, and a third sealant layer, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Howard C. Anderson, Andy Schirz, Kenneth E. Nossaman
  • Patent number: 8316956
    Abstract: A grader-blade retainer assembly affording side-to-side movement of the blade that provides a compliant attachment of an upper retainer assembly to the grader-blade assembly. An embodiment facilitates adjustment of the retainer assembly, as in the case of wear, without the necessity of hand tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Nathan Joseph Horstman, Leroy Ernest Kraske
  • Patent number: 8317141
    Abstract: A tripod configured with three tripod legs pivotally attached to a tripod plate comprises as components a coupling device, a connecting arrangement for the non-latching engagement of two tripod legs and a locking arrangement, which has a locking piece with a latching action and which has detent elements. In this way, in a closed position the tripod legs can be connected to and detached from each other very easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NEDO GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Walter H. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8320094
    Abstract: A surge protection module comprises a base, a plurality of first pins extending from the base to connect electrically to an upstream circuit, a plurality of second pins extending from the base to connect electrically to a downstream circuit, a fuse device acting between each first pin and a respective one of the second pins, at least one analog arrestor upstream of the fuse devices that is electrically connected across the first pins and in electrical connection to a ground terminal extending from the base, and a low capacitance solid state arrestor arrangement electrically connected to each second pin downstream of the fuse devices and to the ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Circa Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonila Hebibasi, Garner Meszaros
  • Patent number: 8318092
    Abstract: An oxygenator combines, in a single structure, a heat exchanger, a gas exchanger and an arterial filter. Such an oxygenator permits fewer fluid connections and thus may simplify an extracorporeal blood circuit, including a heart-lung machine and a blood reservoir, in which it is used. In some cases, the oxygenator may be configured to include multiple purge ports for purging bubbles both before and after filtering the blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Stefano Reggiani, Claudio Silvestri, Alberto Giri
  • Patent number: 8321035
    Abstract: A medical device lead includes an insulative lead body, a conductor extending through the lead body from a proximal end to a distal end, and an electrode electrically connected to the conductor. The proximal end is adapted to be electrically connected to a pulse generator. The electrode includes a plurality of electrode modules mechanically coupled in a stack of electrode modules. Each electrode module includes a plurality of layers that define substantially similar sized pores such that the stack of electrode modules includes an array of the substantially similar sized pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Brendan E. Koop
  • Patent number: 8316513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for attaching two add-on parts (36, 37) to a carrier part (35), said device having an outer clamp (1) and an inner clamp (11) that arrests any movement of the outer clamp (1), said clamps being insertable, in an interlocked arrangement, into a single insertion opening configured in the carrier part (35) so as to hold not only an add-on part (37) that is movable relative to the carrier part (35), but also the additional add-on part (36), on the carrier part (35) with a high extraction force for each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Michael DeJong, Jens Breitenfeld
  • Patent number: D671333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Metcalf, Ralph L. Langen, Jeffrey P. Bueltel, Todd E. Boyd, Stanley J. Epple
  • Patent number: D671341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Metcalf, Todd E. Boyd, Dennis J. Lechner, Stanley J. Epple, Jeffrey P. Bueltel
  • Patent number: D671434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd, Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Kawai, Satoshi Mori
  • Patent number: D671638
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oval Medical Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Young, Jose Alberto De Los Rios, Congyi Huang
  • Patent number: D671852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Yamada
  • Patent number: D671899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Nederland BV
    Inventors: Jarno Verhoeven, Jacco Elenbaas
  • 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