Patents Represented by Attorney Berenato & White, LLC
  • Patent number: 8348553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufactured three-dimensional convex-concave fairing with attached vortex generators, for hydraulic structures such as bridge piers and abutments, whose shape prevents the local scour problem around such hydraulic structures. The device is a conventionally made concrete or fiber-reinforced composite, or combination of both, vortex generator equipped hydrodynamic fairing that is fit or cast over an existing or new hydraulic structure around the base of the structure and above the footing. The vortex generators are positioned so as to energize decelerating near wall flow with higher-momentum outer layer flow. The result is a more steady, compact separation and wake and substantially mitigated scour inducing vortical flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Applied University Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Simpson, K. Todd Lowe, Quinn Q. Tian
  • Patent number: 8341919
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of forming a molded core component. A mat formed from cellulosic fiber and resin is provided. The mat is consolidated in a first press until the resin is substantially fully cured, and then removed from the first press. The consolidated mat is then placed in a second press having a mold cavity shaped to form at least one depression in at least one of the major surfaces. The consolidated mat is reformed in the second press to form a molded core component having at least one depression in at least one of the major surfaces. The molded core component has a variable density, preferably of between about 10 lbs/ft3 and 80 lbs/ft3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hardwick, Henry M. Coghlan, John Peter Walsh, Allen Ray Hill
  • Patent number: 8346619
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intermediation system of transaction that has purchasing indicators to show purchase intent of buyers in transaction through a network. The intermediation system includes first user terminals for requesting the acquisition of information about predetermined products or services, second several user terminals for providing information on products or services which they offer, and an intermediation device for mediating the information between the first user terminals and the second user terminals. The first and second user terminals and the intermediation device are interconnected over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Firstlogic, Inc.
    Inventor: Naohiro Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8337602
    Abstract: A deodorizing device is provided featuring a collection mouthpiece having an intake port and an internal channel, and a pump unit attachable to the collection mouthpiece and operable to draw malodorous air into the intake port and through the internal channel when the collection mouthpiece is attached to the pump unit. Also provided are a pump unit, a filter cartridge, a mount, and methods of assembling and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: TF Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Foerster
  • Patent number: 8336250
    Abstract: An animal trap (especially for wild hogs) is circular in shape and is easily moved by a single individual and takes only minutes to unload and set up. The trap further includes triple offset walls to help keep all trapped animals in. In use, the trap is firmly secured to the ground by a chain and allows nothing to get out except turkeys which can fly out the escape hole in the top. It is easy, fast and fun to set the trap. A user only needs to tie the rope on the door and set the pins to engage the ground and suspend the door in the open position using the rope. A user then pours corn in and waits until the hogs come into the trap. When the wild hogs or other large animals in the trap root up the pins in the ground, the door locks shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Harry R. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8336607
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electric power supply device (10) for a motor vehicle, which is mounted in the motor vehicle and is designed to connect at least one electrical machine (12) capable of operating as an electric engine and/or an electric generator, to a battery (16) of the vehicle, comprising a single housing (32) including cooling means and having a lower part (34) forming a box for receiving at least one electric power storage unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Roger Abadia, Daniel Richard, Hugues Doffin, Julien Masfaraud, Richard Tellier, Matthieu Treguer, Ertugrul Taspinar, Christophe Picod
  • Patent number: 8322042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic holding mechanism for holding an eyeglass frame. The holding mechanism includes a base, a clamping mechanism configured for releaseably securing a lens mount of an eyeglass frame, and an actuator operatively associated with the clamping mechanism for causing linear and rotational movement thereof. The clamping mechanism is moveably coupled to the base for linear and rotational movement about an axis of rotation relative to the base, wherein the clamping mechanism is rotatable about first and second spaced pivot points. The present invention also relates to a method of tracing a lens mount of an eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: National Optronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Andrews, David W. Gerding, Kurt W. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8322513
    Abstract: A loading head for use with food articles has a main conveyor adapted to convey a plurality of food articles, an indexing conveyor positioned beneath the main conveyor, and a transfer member positioned between the main conveyor and the indexing conveyor. The transfer member is adapted to transfer each food article from the main conveyor to the indexing conveyor. A buffering mechanism is adapted to move the transfer member between a first position and a variable second position. A pusher mechanism is associated with the indexing conveyor to raise and lower gates from an open position permitting food article transfer to a closed position prohibiting food article transfer. The pusher mechanism includes a cam operably associated with the gates to open and close the gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: F.R. Drake Company
    Inventors: Colin R. Hart, Paul J. Joynt, David W. Braner, Joshua W. Higgins, David W. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8317959
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of forming a multi-ply core component. A mold press is provided having an upper die and a lower die defining a mold cavity. At least one of the upper die and the lower die has a plurality of protrusions. A first wood composite board and a second wood composite board are disposed within the mold cavity. The first and second boards are fused proximate the plurality of protrusions by compressing the boards in the mold cavity through application of heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hardwick, Randy C. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8319691
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna includes a ground section, a feed-in section, a first conductor arm, and a second conductor arm. The feed-in section has a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and a feed-in point for feeding in radio frequency signals. The first end of the feed-in section is connected electrically to the ground section. The first conductor arm has a connecting section that extends from the second end of the feed-in section, and an extending section that extends from the connecting section, that is distal from the ground section, and that has a first end portion. The second conductor arm extends from the second end of the feed-in section, and has a second end portion that is adjacent to the first end portion of the extending section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Tiao-Hsing Tsai, Cheng-Hsiung Wu, Chao-Hsu Wu
  • Patent number: 8307595
    Abstract: The present relates to a sidelite assembly having first and second panels and a window. Each of the panels has an inner edge extending outwardly from a major planar portion and surrounding an opening. The inner edge includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. An outer edge extends outwardly from the major planar portion and adjacent a periphery thereof, and includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. The ridges of the first panel are aligned with and received in the channels of the second panel. The window is disposed within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew White
  • Patent number: 8311857
    Abstract: A system for preventing fraud is disclosed as is a method of performing the same. Information is received by the system and a database is created containing personal information of deceased individuals. The system then interacts with a billing system to prevent the information of a deceased individual present in the database from being used to submit a false claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent Ellis Hill
  • Patent number: 8308310
    Abstract: In a rear-view mirror system with display device in which a display device is attached to a rear-view mirror device disposed in a car room, a display device includes a display housing having a display window disposed at the periphery of a rear-view mirror and disposed in contiguous with a mirror housing, a light reflection device faced to the display window and disposed in the display housing, and a emission display device faced to the light reflection device and disposed in the display housing, in which a relative arrangement for the display window, the light reflection device, and the emission display device is determined such that emission display information displayed by the emission display device and reflected on the light reflection device transmits the display window, whereby the system can use an emission display device of low luminance while sufficiently ensuring the rearward view by the rear-view mirror, and can obtain emission information at the display window while decreasing the feeling of dista
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Lock Mfg. Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hirosshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8294412
    Abstract: A method for controlling a rotary electrical machine and a control and power module for a rotary electrical machine. The rotary electrical machine includes a plurality of phase windings (9), a power circuit (12, 16) which comprises a plurality of arms each formed by a bridge of switches and which is capable of supplying an electrical network at an output voltage (Vres) equal to a nominal voltage when the bridge of switches is in a nominal mode of operation, an excitation winding (11) through which flows an excitation current (I exc) which generates a magnetic flux in a magnetic excitation circuit (10), and an electronic control circuit (7) which operates the power circuit and controls the excitation current. The method includes locking the bridge in at least one arm of the power circuit in a conductive state when the output voltage exceeds a voltage threshold higher than the nominal voltage. The nominal mode of operation of the bridge is returned to independently of the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventor: Michaƫl Chemin
  • Patent number: D669666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cubism, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroki Nakamura
  • Patent number: D669676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cubism, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroki Nakamura
  • Patent number: D670002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Jason M. Walsh
  • Patent number: D670005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Walsh, Bruce Pennington, Keith Kometer
  • Patent number: D672055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Jason M. Walsh
  • Patent number: D674123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Empire West, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard F. Yonash