Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Browdy & Neimark
  • Patent number: 8328425
    Abstract: A split-type sliding bearing for a crankshaft in an internal combustion engine fits within a bearing housing having a housing half with a higher thermal expansion coefficient, and a housing half with a lower thermal expansion coefficient. The pair of semi-cylindrical bearings includes first and second semi-cylindrical bearings, the first being supported on the housing half having a higher thermal expansion coefficient, and the second being supported on the housing half having a lower thermal expansion coefficient. The first and second semi-cylindrical bearings have equal outer diameter, and the first has circumferential ends having a thickness smaller than that of the opposite circumferential ends of the second semi-cylindrical bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ukai, Osamu Ishigo, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 8328820
    Abstract: A medical device and method for breaking a concretion in a body into smaller pieces and removing the pieces from the body are described. The device has a dilator sheath, a lithotripsy probe, a tubular member, and a retrieval basket. The dilator sheath adapted to penetrate into a passage of the body to reach the location where the concretion is located. The lithotripsy probe is configured for shattering the concretion into smaller pieces. The tubular member is mounted within the dilator sheath adapted to permit the lithotripsy probe to be inserted into the tubular member. The retrieval basket is coupled to the tubular member, and configured for entrapping the concretion and the smaller pieces for their extraction from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lithotech Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Valery Diamant, Nadezda Yasko, Aleksei Dutov, Vladimir Chernenko, Marat Lerner
  • Patent number: 8332159
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the efficacy of a monoclonal antibody preparation wherein antigens from patients are tested for their reactivity with the antibody. An amino acid sequence of an expressed protein is deuced from a nucleotide sequence determined by isolation and analysis of a target molecule gene in a biopsy from a patient. This is compared with the previously determined amino acid sequence recognized by the monoclonal antibody preparation in order to assess the fitness of patients for administration of the monoclonal antibody preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Juridical Foundation The Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute
    Inventors: Toshio Murakami, Hirofumi Higuchi, Keiichi Makizumi, Toshihiro Maeda, Hiroshi Mizokami
  • Patent number: 8325636
    Abstract: A serial intelligent cell (SIC) and a connection topology for local area networks using Electrically-conducting media. A local area network can be configured from a plurality of SIC's interconnected so that all communications between two adjacent SIC's is both point-to-point and bidirectional. Each SIC can be connected to one or more other SIC's to allow redundant communication paths. Communications in different areas of a SIC network are independent of one another, so that, unlike current bus topology and star topology, there is no fundamental limit on the size or extent of a SIC network. Each SIC can optionally be connected to one or more data terminals, computers, telephones, sensors, actuators, etc., to facilitate interconnectivity among such devices. Networks according to the present invention can be configured for a variety of applications, including a local telephone system, remote computer bus extender, multiplexers, PABX/PBX functionality, security systems, and local broadcasting services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 8327021
    Abstract: A technique of finding connectivity solutions for network elements to be switched into a path selected in a network managed by a network management system (NMS), wherein each network element comprises input ports and output ports, each of the ports enabling a plurality of connection points, the technique including providing, at the level of NMS, a connectivity table (CT) comprising data on possible internal connections between connection points of any input port and any output port of any of the network elements managed by the NMS. The technique enables, whenever a particular network element is selected with its input port and its output port to be used in the path, obtaining a connectivity solution for the particular network element at the level of NMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd
    Inventors: Israel Papoushado, Avraham Shemesh, Anat Yam
  • Patent number: 8324375
    Abstract: The present invention has objects to provide a glucan useful as water-soluble dietary fiber, its preparation and uses. The present invention solves the above objects by providing a branched ?-glucan, which is constructed by glucose molecules and characterized by methylation analysis as follows: (1) Ratio of 2,3,6-trimethyl-1,4,5-triacetyl-glucitol to 2,3,4-trimethyl-1,5,6-triacetyl-glucitol is in the range of 1:0.6 to 1:4; (2) Total content of 2,3,6-trimethyl-1,4,5-triacetyl-glucitol and 2,3,4-trimethyl-1,5,6-triacetyl-glucitol is 60% or higher in the partially methylated glucitol acetates; (3) Content of 2,4,6-trimethyl-1,3,5-triacetyl-glucitol is 0.5% or higher but less than 10% in the partially methylated glucitol acetates; and (4) Content of 2,4-dimethyl-1,3,5,6-tetraacetyl-glucitol is 0.5% or higher in the partially methylated glucitol acetates; a novel ?-glucosyltransferase which forms the branched ?-glucan, processes for producing them, and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hayashibara Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikaru Watanabe, Takuo Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Nishimoto, Keiji Tsusaki, Kazuyuki Oku, Hiroto Chaen, Shigeharu Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8322291
    Abstract: A dismantable writing desk storable in a case is described. The desk comprises a foldable base; a cover in the form of a housing coupled on the base and serving as a case to store the desk; a leg attached to the cover lower part; a left and right walls coupled to the cover and formed by a lower half and an upper half coupled to each other; and, a foldable board mounted to the left and right walls. To store the desk, the foldable board is detached and folded; the walls are detached and their halves are decoupled; the cover is detached from the base and the leg detaches from the cover, storing therein the base, the leg and both walls halves. In an embodiment, the desk is provided with transparent vertical panels mounted on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Ricardo Ceballos-Godefroy
  • Patent number: 8322074
    Abstract: A power unit 16 includes an armature 38 rotated always in unison with a cable drum 17 and movable in an axial direction of a drum shaft 25, a flange 39 always connected to a motor 28 side, and a magnetic coil portion 37 bringing the armature 38 into abutment against the flange 39. The armature is disposed adjacent to a side of the drum rim body 23 of the cable drum 17, the magnetic coil portion 37 is disposed on the other side of the armature 38, and the flange 39 is disposed between the magnetic coil portion 37 and the armature 38.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kita, Naoki Hanaki, Ryoji Shimura
  • Patent number: 8322399
    Abstract: Continuous casting machine for forming a lead alloy strip of large thickness; which comprises a cooled rotating drum (4) having an annular seat (8) formed on the periphery thereof and a vat (10) for containing a molten lead bath, which is sealingly engaged on the peripheral surface (7) of the rotating drum (4). The machine (1) also comprises a fixed shoe (11) extending, from the vat (10), along an arc (25) around the rotating drum (4) and having an arc shape suitable for sealing engagement, in a sliding relationship, on the shoulders (90) of the annular seat (8). Heating means (26) are provided, these consisting of a plurality of torches acting on the shoe (11) along at least an initial section thereof (25) which extends from the vat (10), for heating to a temperature higher than the melting temperature of the lead alloy the free surface of the lead inside the annular seat (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sovema S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Farina
  • Patent number: 8323986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molecular assembly on a substrate usable for studying and/or performing biological interactions and/or reactions The invention further relates to an in vitro method to provide a substrate with a heparin coating presenting biotinylated biomolecules comprising linking avidin to a surface capable of binding avidin. A heparin conjugate is then linked to the avidin treated surface to form a layer of heparin thereon. Finally, a biotinylated biological probe or biomolecule is linked to the avidin through the layer of heparin thereby forming an essentially biologically inert surface with biotinylated probes extending out from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Corline Systems AB
    Inventors: Javier Sanchez, Rolf Larsson
  • Patent number: 8322273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food-cooking surface for a kitchen utensil or cooker, characterized in that the cooking surface is a coating containing at least 30% niobium. Advantageously, the coating contains zirconium or titanium, with a content of less than 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Coudurier, Stéphane Tuffe
  • Patent number: 8319502
    Abstract: A measurement device is presented being configured to be connectable to an analyzer unit (including a network analyzer). The measurement device includes a measuring unit and a calibration and control unit connected to and integral with the measuring unit. The calibration and control unit is configured to enable connection of the measuring unit to the analyzer unit. The calibration and control unit includes a number of terminals of known RF reflection coefficients respectively and includes a memory utility carrying recorded data indicative of said RF reflection coefficients and recorded data indicative of RF transfer coefficients of the calibration and control unit. This configuration enables calculation of the RF response of the measuring unit while remaining integral with the calibration and control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dune Medical Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Hashimshony, Gil Cohen, Iddo Geltner
  • Patent number: 8321668
    Abstract: The inventive method for controlling access to data which is used by reference in a program execution system (including processes and aims) during the program execution consists in memorising by the system the totality of references obtainable by said program with the aid of means considered legal, before any operation which can be prohibited if it relates to values which are not legal references, in verifying by the system whether said values are amongst the legal references memorized for the program and in accepting or rejecting the operation, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Trusted Logic
    Inventors: Xavier Leroy, Patrice Hameau, Nicolas Regnault, Renaud Marlet
  • Patent number: 8317201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machine arranged to operate in explosive environments, comprising a rotatable shaft (16) extending through a stationary part (10) of said machine, a gland (20) which is mounted in said stationary part (10) and which is provided with a through hole in order to accommodate said rotatable shaft (16) such that a flame path is provided between the rotatable shaft (16) and the gland (20). The invention is characterized in that the machine comprises dampening means (42) arranged between and separates the gland (16) and the stationary part (10) in the axial and radial directions such that a flame path (50, 56) is provided, the dampening means (42) maintaining the flame path (50, 56) and permitting axial and radial movement of the gland (20) in relation to the stationary part (10) upon rotation of the rotatable shaft (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xylem IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jan Zebrowski
  • Patent number: 8316752
    Abstract: An assembly for attenuating shock waves is made of two flexible sheets arranged one over the other and joined by a plurality of seams, the flexible sheets being confined to form cells or recessed when joined together. The seams are arranged so as to surround the cells or recesses in the sheets, and the cells or recesses are filled with a shock attenuating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Blastgard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Waddell, Jr., James F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8317833
    Abstract: The elongated stabilization member comprises a composite rod (R) having a uniform cross-section essentially throughout its length. The rod (R) has at least first and second segments (A, B, C) each of which has a different modulus of elasticity. Preferably the rod (R) is comprised of plastic with carbon fibers disposed therein and said first and second segments (A, B, C) have different orientation densities of fibers or lengths to provide said different moduli of elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: coLigne AG
    Inventors: Robert Lange, Andreas Bihl, Steve Olson, David Luensmann
  • Patent number: 8317402
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting rod bearing for crankshafts having a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. Circumferential grooves (CG) on the bearing inner surface extend from each circumferential end toward the circumferential center within a maximum circumferential angle of 45 degrees and divide reduced wall thickness region into two sections. Axial grooves communicating with the CG are provided along abutted ends of the bearings. Circumferential length of the CG is larger than that of the reduced region. Depth of the CG becomes gradually smaller from the end toward the center. Width of the CG is not smaller than one-quarter of a diameter of lubricant-oil outlet of internal lubricant-oil passage in a crankpin and less than the diameter. Cross-sectional area of the CG is larger than that of the axial grooves at a connection portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Atsushi Okado
  • Patent number: D671328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Tiong Liong Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chung-Hu Hsiao, Den-Yong Lin
  • Patent number: D671835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: El Cantillo S.A.
    Inventor: Nicolás Peñafiel Saez
  • Patent number: D672419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Budo Tec Board GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Stroitz