Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Patent number: 8348187
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and process for reducing the size of solid particles are disclosed. In one embodiment the system includes a cavitation processor and a comminution processor in physical communication with one another to reduce the size of solid particles. In another embodiment, a process for reducing the size of solid particles includes passing the solid particles sequentially through a cavitation processor and a comminution processor which are in physical communication with one another. Examples of solid particles which may be used in the system and process herein, include pharmaceuticals, foods, inks and paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cavitech Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Oleg V. Kozyuk
  • Patent number: 8338753
    Abstract: A contact tip includes a first threaded section and a first non-threaded section. The length of the first non-threaded section is at least a fifth of the length of the first threaded section along a longitudinal axis. The contact tip further includes a first contact surface. A diffuser includes a second non-threaded section and a second threaded section configured to mate with the first threaded section of the contact tip. The diffuser further includes a second contact surface. The first non-threaded section is configured to elongate along the longitudinal axis as the first threaded section is screwed into the second threaded section past a point where the first contact surface and the second contact surface have established contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L Kachline
  • Patent number: 8338754
    Abstract: A consumable is configured to operate in a robotic welding torch. The robotic welding torch includes a torch body and a tube. The tube has an elongated body extending from a supply end to a discharge end. The tube is operably connected substantially at the supply end to the torch body. The tube is configured to operably connect at the discharge end to a first set of consumables in a first configuration and to a second set of consumables in a second configuration. The first set of consumables has a first amperage capacity and the second set of consumables has a second amperage capacity substantially larger than the first amperage capacity. The tool center point of the robotic welding torch is substantially constant between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L Kachline
  • Patent number: 8338751
    Abstract: A ferris wheel workpiece positioner may include a base and a workpiece holder operatively connected to the base and configured to be rotated about a central axis. The ferris wheel workpiece positioner may also include a first-side set of rails operatively connected to a first side of the workpiece holder and a second-side set of rails operatively connected to a second side of the workpiece holder. The ferris wheel workpiece positioner may further include a first-side set of workpiece supports including at least one first-side support operatively connected to the first-side set of rails, and a second-side set of workpiece supports including at least one second-side support operatively connected to the second-side set of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Larkins
  • Patent number: 8330756
    Abstract: Grid structured data arranged for a spherical structured grid constituted by combining two component structured grids are visualized by using computer graphics technology. Coordinate conversion means 31 converts grid point coordinates of first and second component structured grids (referred to as N and E systems, respectively), represented by specific regions in spherical coordinates, into local xyz coordinates used in computer graphics. Filter means 32 obtains first and second graphic objects for the N and E systems, respectively. Using E system rotation and N and E system synthesis means 33, the second graphic object for the E system is rotated by 90 degrees with respect to an x axis of a first local xyz coordinate system, and is then rotated by 180 degrees with respect to a z axis of the first local xyz coordinate system, thereby obtaining the rotated second graphic object for the E system, and then, both of the graphic objects are synthesized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventors: Fumiaki Araki, Akira Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8314433
    Abstract: A flexible thermal energy dissipating and LED mounting arrangement includes a plurality of LEDs and a flexible thermally conductive sheet. The thermally conductive sheet defines a plurality of openings therethrough each sized to receive and securely hold therein a different one of the plurality of LEDs with the flexible thermally conductive sheet about the opening in physical, thermally conductive contact with the at least one side portion of the encapsulating material. The flexible thermally conductive sheet absorbs thermal energy generated within each of the plurality of LEDs as a result of current flow through the LED circuit and rejects the absorbed thermal energy to an ambient environment surrounding the thermally conductive sheet. The flexible thermally conductive sheet is formable to direct radiation from the plurality of LEDs in multiple directions while securely holding each of the plurality of LEDs within a corresponding one of each of the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: CID Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Alexander C. Christy
  • Patent number: 8296894
    Abstract: A pipeline pig and pig launching apparatus which allow the automatic launching of multiple pigs into a pipeline are claimed. The pipeline pig comprises an elongate body having first and second ends and a fluid passage defined therein. The fluid passage has an inlet at the first end of the body and an outlet at the second end of the body. At least two support members project radially outwardly from the body and are spaced longitudinally from one another along the body. A valve means is located within the passage and adapted to selectively move between a first position in which fluid is free to flow through the outlet and a second position in which fluid cannot flow through the outlet. A projecting member extends longitudinally from the first end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Pipeline Engineering & Supply Company, Limited
    Inventors: William Stanley Watson, David Colin Bacon
  • Patent number: 8281655
    Abstract: A fluid measurement system utilizes one or more digital probes that communicate over a digital bus to a fluid gauging computer. The digital probes incorporate a capacitance to digital circuit that converts probe capacitance to a digital value. The digital value is communicated to the fuel gauging computer via a data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip Andrew Bahorich, Victor Eisa, Michael Anthony Hessling, Nalin Joshi
  • Patent number: 8272557
    Abstract: A torch shield includes a receptacle having a geometric shape with a central opening. A plurality of chains are disposed on the receptacle, such that the chains hang below the receptacle. A collar is connected to the receptacle for securing the receptacle to a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Vincent Fikes, Jack Daniel Douglass
  • Patent number: 8267878
    Abstract: A kit for cooling the blood in the carotid arteries includes a cervical immobilization collar and a cooling element. The cooling element may include a body-facing panel attached on a body-facing surface to a lining layer, an outward-facing panel, and cooling material disposed between the body-facing panel and the outward facing panel. The cooling material comprises urea and Carbamakool™ in an amount sufficient to produce a temperature of 20° F. to 35° F. within a minute of activation when measured on the body-facing surface of the body-facing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Life Core Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aqeel A. Sandhu, Scott Raybuck, Brian J. Seitz
  • Patent number: 8271011
    Abstract: A method for a response device in an audience response system having a plurality of response devices to wirelessly communicate bulk data includes transmitting a signal and receiving data indicating to the response device to transmit data requests. The method further includes transmitting data request signals, and receiving at least data describing the bulk data in response to a first data request signal and at least a portion of the bulk data in response to a second data request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Turning Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan A Hallsten
  • Patent number: 8267877
    Abstract: A kit and method for cooling the carotid arteries includes cervical immobilization collar includes a substantially annular support structure having an extended axial length, at least two cheek support structures having an extended vertical length, and an anterior opening that may be covered with a door. The door has a body-facing surface on which a pressure member may be secured and an outward-facing surface. The kit and method also includes a cooling element that may be disposed within the anterior opening and can be secured to the substantially annular support structure by placing the cooling element between the anterior portion of a patient's neck and the pressure member located on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Life Core Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aqeel A. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 8268165
    Abstract: Processes are provided for separating bitumen from oil sands and from other bitumen-containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Vary Petrochem, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Yeggy, Vito J. Altavilla
  • Patent number: 8262597
    Abstract: A kit and method for cooling the carotid arteries includes cervical immobilization collar includes a substantially annular support structure having an extended axial length, a chin rest, at least two cheek support structures having an extended vertical length, and an anterior opening that may be covered with an anterior removable door. The door has a body-facing surface and an outward-facing surface, the body-facing surface on which the pressure member is secured. The kit and method also includes a cooling element that may be disposed within the anterior opening and can be secured to the substantially annular support structure by placing the cooling element between the anterior portion of a patient's neck and the pressure member located on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Life Core Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aqeel A. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 8235894
    Abstract: The invention provides an emotional state determination method capable of quantitatively and accurately measuring an emotional state of a human being without requiring a special measuring environment. At least one of oxy-hemoglobin densities and deoxy-hemoglobin densities in blood of a plurality of measurement regions of a human brain cortex of a subject 1 are measured in time series, respectively, using a near-infrared spectroscopy. Then, cross-correlation coefficients of plural sets of time-variable change data are computed for each time (for each sampling period). Each of the plural sets of the time-variable change data comprises two of the time-variable change data which are selected by permutations and combinations from among at least one of the time-variable change data on the measured oxy-hemoglobin densities and the time-variable change data on the measured deoxy-hemoglobin densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nagaoka University of Technology
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: D664006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon H. Goodman, Phaysouk Xayoiphonh, Elizabeth Cho
  • Patent number: D669635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon H. Goodman, Phaysouk Xayoiphonh, Grace Lee
  • Patent number: D669636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon H. Goodman, Phaysouk Xayoiphonh, Grace Lee
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    Patent number: D671404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sunless, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Thomason
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    Patent number: D671405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sunless, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Thomason