Patents Represented by Attorney Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Patent number: 8327714
    Abstract: A pressure gauge comprises a pressure gauge assembly and a connecting assembly. The pressure gauge assembly includes a measuring pressure port for the pressure to be measured and the connecting assembly includes a pressure measuring port. The pressure gauge assembly is adapted to be connected to the connecting assembly. In order to permit a relative rotation between the pressure gauge assembly and the connecting assembly, the pressure gauge assembly and/or the connecting assembly supports at least one annular passage section connecting the measuring pressure port to the pressure measuring port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: WIKA Alexander Wiegand GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Peter Barmettler, Andreas Arnold, Alex Disler, Andreas Kolb
  • Patent number: 8330428
    Abstract: A de-sulfating device including a plurality of capacitive discharge channels selectively activatable by a control board to provide a pulse wave modulated de-sulfating current to a lead-acid battery. Some exemplary embodiments may provide a de-sulfating current comprising a repeating pattern including an about 0.75 ms ON pulse followed by an about 4.5 ms OFF period, which may be applied to the battery at an operator-adjustable peak amperage of about 0-350 amps. The extent of sulfation of the battery may be ascertained by measuring the impedance of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Eric Zeier
  • Patent number: 8331745
    Abstract: A power efficient assembly is provided for applying a temperature gradient to a Fiber Bragg grating. The assembly includes inner and outer enclosures, the outer enclosure defining an insulation chamber around the inner enclosure. The respective ends of the inner and outer enclosures are in thermal contact. A heat exchange system, such as coiled resistive wires or thermo-electric coolers, applies different temperatures to the opposite ends of the outer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Teraxion Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Pelletier, Martin Pelletier, Pierre Bernard, Simon Savard
  • Patent number: 8332145
    Abstract: Method for generating a flight speed profile of an aircraft (100) according to an RTA constraint, characterized in that it permanently calculates, at any point of the flight plan, a speed setpoint V?(X) of the aircraft determined on the basis of reference speed profiles, comprising at least a minimum speed profile Vmin(X), and a maximum speed profile Vmax(X). The method can also take into account an optimum speed profile Vopt(X) determined, for example, on the basis of a cost or performance index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Benoît Dacre-Wright, Guy Deker, Xavier Blanchon
  • Patent number: 8331853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contents providing system and method for providing data services through a short-range wireless communication network, and a CPNS server and a mobile communication terminal for the same. The contents providing system includes the CPNS server, the mobile communication terminal and an end-point terminal. When the end-point terminal is initially connected to the mobile communication terminal through the short-range wireless communication network, the CPNS server registers information on the end-point terminal as connection history information by matching the end-point terminal information to a corresponding mobile communication terminal. The CPNS server provides response information if either an end-point terminal information request or a contents information request is received from the mobile communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Hoon Lee, Jeong Min You, In Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8327881
    Abstract: A valve assembly has a valve body having an upper portion defining an upper chamber having an upper valve seat, and a lower portion defining a lower chamber having a lower valve seat, with an intermediate seat region between the upper valve seat and the lower valve seat. An upper valve stem is movable between a closed position seated against the upper valve seat and an open position spaced apart from the upper valve seat, and a lower valve stem is movable between a closed position seated against the lower valve seat and an open position spaced apart from the lower valve seat. A blocking ring is disposed in between the upper valve stem and the lower valve stem, and in contact with the intermediate valve seat. When the upper valve stem is open and the lower valve stem is closed, fluid escaping the upper chamber impinges on the blocking ring. When the upper valve stem is closed and the lower valve stem is open, fluid escaping the lower chamber impinges on the blocking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Norton
  • Patent number: 8322357
    Abstract: Excess flow valve devices, which are responsive to pressure and flow conditions in a bi-directional system, including structures to restrict flow in one direction through openings of a stopper of an excess flow valve based on balancing forces from at least a spring and a frictional force caused by the flow. Bi-directional system employing at least one pressure delayer responsive to pressure and flow impulses to protect a tank valve of a storage tank or a regulator during a refill phase or a discharge phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Chen
  • Patent number: 8322659
    Abstract: The method for lightening the weight of fuel stowed onboard during an interplanetary mission is characterized in that it consists: in launching (10a) a first orbiter spacecraft (1) from the Earth on a first interplanetary trajectory (31, 33) towards a target planet to be explored, in launching (10b) a second orbiter spacecraft (2) from the Earth on a second interplanetary trajectory (32, 34) towards a rendezvous spot (38), the second interplanetary trajectory not comprising any phase of placing in orbit around the target planet, in recovering a load to be transported and in loading it onto the first orbiter spacecraft (1), in returning the first orbiter spacecraft (1) and the load from the target planet to the rendezvous spot (38), in effecting a docking (14) of the two orbiter spacecraft (1, 2), in returning at least the second orbiter spacecraft (2) and the load, from the rendezvous spot (38) to a terrestrial orbit (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Herve Roland Sainct, Xavier Roser, Vincent Martinot
  • Patent number: 8325328
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a single-particle LIDAR anemometry method and system comprising the continuous emission of one or more light beams through a gas containing particles, said beam being focused onto a measurement volume, a step of detecting a signal backscattered by particles passing through said volume, the method being characterized in that it comprises at least the following phases: determining in a time period ?t the frequency of each of the pulses included in the backscattered signal; distinguishing pulses based on duration and/or intensity and/or frequency-modulation criteria; and estimating the displacement velocity of said beam relative to the gas from several of the frequencies determined over the time period ?t excluding those corresponding to the pulses distinguished during the preceding step A notable application of the invention is for the measurement of the airspeed of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Alain Renard, Xavier Lacondemine, Jean-Pierre Schlotterbeck
  • Patent number: 8326557
    Abstract: A technique detects an abnormal signal in a compound sampled signal recorded in the time domain. The technique involves dividing the sampled signal recorded in the time domain into sample segments; transforming each of the sample segments from the time domain into the frequency domain to determine transformed segments, each transformed segment having frequency points, each frequency point having an amplitude associated with a certain frequency; for a frequency point in a given transformed segment, determining a ratio by dividing the amplitude of the frequency point by a value indicative of an average of the amplitudes of the frequency points at the same frequency across transformed segments; repeating the determination of a ratio for frequency points in each transformed segment to determine ratios for each transformed segment; repeating the determination of ratios for transformed segments; and using the ratios to detect the abnormal signal in the compound sampled signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Moray Kidd, Zhanqun Shi
  • Patent number: 8319698
    Abstract: A reflector array comprises a plurality of individual radiating elements forming a reflecting surface with no abrupt transitions wherein each radiating element of the reflecting surface is selected from a set of predetermined consecutive radiating elements, called the pattern, the first and last elements of the pattern correspond to one and the same phase, modulo 360°, and are identical, and the radiating elements of the pattern have a radiating structure, of metal patch type and/or of radiating aperture type, that progressively changes from one radiating element to another adjacent radiating element, the change in the radiating structure comprising a succession of progressive growths of at least one metal patch and/or at least one aperture and appearances of at least one metal patch in an aperture and/or at least one aperture in a metal patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Hervé Legay, Danièle Bresciani, Renaud Chiniard, Etienne Girard
  • Patent number: 8320353
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for estimating an adaptive joint channel in a CDMA system based on TDD. The method includes the steps of a) receiving activity information of a mobile terminal; b) parsing the activity information, and transmitting a midamble sequence to the mobile terminal when a result of the parsing shows that the mobile terminal is in an ON state; c) conducting adaptive joint channel estimation by using the midamble sequence in the mobile terminal; and d) conducting adaptive joint detection by using a channel impulse response of the mobile terminal, obtained as a result of conducting the adaptive joint channel estimation. The method and system decreases the complexity in channel estimation and additionally increases the accuracy of channel estimation by reducing transmission power consumption and eliminating unnecessary interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Hahk Lee, Ra-Mi Lee, Seong-Soo Park, Sang-Shin Lee, Jae-Hwang Yu, Jong-Tae Ihm, Duk-Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8320317
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ranging method and apparatus, a frame structure includes one or more downlink service time slots, a guard interval between downlink sub-frame and uplink sub-frame and one or more uplink service time slots, and the method includes calculating start time of the first uplink service time slot, configuring the start time as reference time; generating a ranging signal; subtract a sum of time period needed for sending the ranging signal and reference time delay from the reference time and configure obtained time result as time of starting to send the ranging signal; subtract the length of a special ranging time slot from the reference time and configure obtained time result as time of starting to receive the ranging signal by a BS; receiving and processing the ranging signal. By the method and apparatus, all kinds of interference are minimized and an optimum ranging function is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Beijing Xinweu Telecom Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Huang, Hang Li, Guanghan Xu
  • Patent number: 8317628
    Abstract: A coupling assembly that provides rotational shaft couplings or connections. The aforementioned coupling assembly pertains to such connections or couplings which can transmit rotational torque between two shafts and/or hubs, while accommodating center-line misalignment between the shafts on both sides of the coupling wherein the coupling assembly may be provided at each end of a shaft or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Overfelt
  • Patent number: 8321072
    Abstract: A method for determining the quantity of fuel in an aircraft and an optimization criterion such as a cost index, notably used in an FMS, making it possible to maintain a time requirement of the RTA type, comprising a first step of computing the optimization criterion CIi as a function of the aircraft weight GWi-1 via a method of the RTA type and a second step of computing the weight of the aircraft GWi as a function of the optimization criterion Ci-1 computed in the first computation step and the aircraft weight GWi-1, executed by successive iterations, until the estimated flight time resulting from the computed parameters after the second computation step makes it possible to observe the time requirement to within a determined criterion ?t, a last step determining the pair of values of aircraft weight GWi and of performance criterion CIi-1 allowing an optimal fuel payload and the maintenance of the RTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: François Coulmeau, Emmanuel Dewas, Philippe Chaix
  • Patent number: 8313637
    Abstract: A wear of an electrode is prevented as much as possible, thereby efficiently electrolyzing a sulfuric acid solution and the like. An electrolysis method includes: passing an electrolytic solution through an electrolysis cell including at least a pair of an anode and a cathode; and supplying the electrodes with an electric power, so as to electrolyze the electrolytic solution, wherein a viscosity of the electrolytic solution is set in a range in response to a current density upon the electric power supply to carry out the electrolysis. The viscosity of a sulfuric acid solution as the electrolytic solution is equal to or less than 10 cP when the current density is equal to or less than 50 A/dm2, the viscosity of the sulfuric acid solution is equal to or less than 8 cP when the current density is from more than 50 to 75 A/dm2, and the viscosity of the sulfuric acid solution is equal to or less than 6 cP when the current density is from more than 75 to 100 A/dm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Uchida, Tatsuo Nagai, Shunichi Kanamori
  • Patent number: 8313568
    Abstract: An off gas extraction system provides superior results to other systems for cleaning polluted soil. Off gas is extracted, followed by compression and condensation. Compression and condensation produce an off gas that must be further treated to produce pollutant-free exhaust. A regenerative adsorber cleans the influent gas/air by adsorbing residual chemical vapor and concentrates the removed chemical vapor and reprocesses them. Conventional scrubbers are used on the back end of the system to produce a final exhaust as prescribed by environmental regulation. Methods of accomplishing the same are similarly provided, including unique business methods for conforming extraction plans with current environmental regulations and compliance impact generation based on an evolved knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Carol Diane Krumbholz
  • Patent number: 8314664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power coupler for hyperfrequency signals. The single-section coupler with microstrip lines comprises a dielectric substrate, a main line and a secondary line comprising a coupling section, the lines being deposited on the substrate, the main line being substantially rectilinear and uniform over its entire length, the coupling section comprising a protuberance at each of its ends, the protuberances being interlinked by a portion of conductive line of which the section, the shape and the disposition are adapted to minimize the coupling between said portion and the main line relative to the coupling made between the protuberances and the main line. The invention applies notably to the measurement of the power of a signal passing through a transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Pierre Bertram, Hugues Augereau, Georges Peyresoubes
  • Patent number: 8312115
    Abstract: An operating system deployment arrangement provides a database connected to a network for use in monitoring the boot status of machines connected to sub-networks of the network. A workstation connected to a sub-network is adapted to act as a server for a pre-installation environment to machines newly connecting to the sub-network or at the same geographical location. The workstation carries a program for detecting boot initiation messages broadcast on the sub-network and for progressing booting of newly connecting machines in accordance with boot action data held by the database. In particular, the workstation also sends a software agent and operating system deployment processes to a newly connected machine and the agent takes over progression of the booting process from the workstation. The data held in the database for any one machine is updated as booting progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: 1e Limited
    Inventors: Roger Lipscombe, Sophie Chang, Andreas Hammarskjold
  • Patent number: 8307848
    Abstract: A freeze resistant manifold includes a plurality of conduits, junction, and expansion device. Each conduit of the plurality of conduits includes a respective first end in fluid communication with a respective second end. The junction is defined by each of the respective first ends of the plurality of conduits in direct fluid communication with a remainder of the first ends of the plurality of conduits. The expansion device includes a housing, plug, and linear actuator. The housing has a first housing end and a second housing end. The first housing end is in fluid communication with the junction. The plug is disposed between the first housing end and the second housing end. The plug has a substantially fluid-tight, sliding engagement with an inner wall of the housing. The linear actuator is to urge the plug towards the first housing end with a predetermined amount of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: AeroControlex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Murg, Michael Joseph Giacoma