Patents Represented by Attorney Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Patent number: 8349996
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compound represented by the following general formula (1), wherein, in the formula, M1 represents Sb or Bi; X1 and X2 each independently represent a sulfur atom or an oxygen atom; R1 represents a divalent organic group; Y1 represents a monovalent inorganic or organic group; a represents a number of 1 or 2; b represents a number of 0 or an integer of not less than 1; c represents an integer of not less than 1 and not more than d; d represents a valence of M1; when d?c is not less than 2, a plurality of Y1s each independently represent a monovalent inorganic or organic group and may be bonded to each other to form an M1-containing ring; and e represents a number of 0 or an integer of not less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Murakami, Tomoyuki Ando, Seiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8348342
    Abstract: A preference control mechanism is provided that includes a housing, a shuttle, a sub shuttle and at least one resilient member. The housing has a channel. The shuttle has a cavity. The shuttle is moveable within the channel of the housing from a first position to at least one second position. The sub shuttle is moveable within the channel of the housing and is moveable independent of the shuttle. The one or more resilient members have a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The first end is attached to the shuttle and the second end is attached to the sub shuttle. The preference control mechanism is configured for attachment to at least one chair component. Chairs may also be designed to include one or more embodiments of the preference control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Golynsky, Gregory Allison
  • Patent number: 8347718
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor or gyroscope has a ring and a primary drive transducer arranged to cause the ring to oscillate in a primary mode substantially at the resonant frequency of the primary mode of the ring. A primary control loop receives primary pick-off signals from the primary pick-off transducer and provides primary drive signals to the primary drive transducer so as to maintain resonant oscillation of the ring. The primary control loop includes a demodulator arranged to determine the amplitude of the fundamental frequency of the primary pick-off signals and a demodulator arranged to determine the amplitude of the second harmonic frequency of the primary pick-off signals and a drive signal generator arranged to produce the primary drive signals with an amplitude that is dependent on a ratio of the amplitude of the second harmonic frequency of the primary pick-off signal over the amplitude of the fundamental frequency of the primary pick-off signal as derived by a divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited
    Inventors: Alan Richard Malvern, Christopher Paul Fell, Andrew Kazer, Kevin Townsend
  • Patent number: 8352618
    Abstract: A method of enabling host devices having an IPsec policy to communicate with one another via an IPv6 communication network, which includes the following steps: extracting a Media Access Control identifier (MAC ID) for a target host from a security policy for an IPv6 address for the target host; searching for the MAC ID of the target host in an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table on a source host; upon locating the MAC ID of the target host, creating a temporal neighbor cache entry in a neighbor cache table for the target host; and enabling a security association between the source host and the target host based on the temporal neighbor entry in the neighbor cache table, which allows IPv6 communications to be exchanged between the target host and the source host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Maria Perez
  • Patent number: 8348053
    Abstract: An adjacent article package for holding a consumer product and a promotional product includes a combining sleeve formed from a blank. The first container can be a pack of cigarettes and the second container can be a small package containing promotional products such as smokeless tobacco products. The adjacent article package can be sized to be compatible with cigarette cartons, cigarette display racks, tax-stamping equipment and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, William T. Griffin, Dominic J. C. Howard, William E. Tucker, Jr., John A. Konings, Xuan M. Pham
  • Patent number: 8349063
    Abstract: A pencil lead containing flake graphite which has an ab face having a flatness of at least 2 ?m or less and in which an aspect ratio of an a axis or a b axis in the ab face to a c axis is 5 or more is provided with a structure in which nanoparticles having a mv value of 0.05 to 2 based on 100 of a volume average diameter (mv value) of the graphite and having a sphericity of 0.1 to 20 nm or nanoparticles having a mv value of 0.05 to 2 based on 100 of a volume average diameter (mv value) of the graphite and having a specific surface area of 200 to 600 m2/g are brought into contact with the ab face of the graphite or a structure in which they are adhered to the ab face of the graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoru Banzai, Katsunori Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 8350995
    Abstract: A production method of an optical film, including: a stretching step of stretching a film, wherein the film has a longitudinal direction, a width direction and a thickness direction, wherein the stretching is in either of the longitudinal direction or the width direction of the film; and a shrinking step of shrinking the film in either of the longitudinal direction or the width direction of the film, that is not the direction in which the film is stretched, wherein the film thickness in the thickness direction is increased as compared with the film thickness before at least one of the stretching step and the shrinking step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nakayama, Yoji Ito
  • Patent number: 8347587
    Abstract: A roofing system includes at least one row of tiles extending across a surface in a row direction, a first tile of the at least one row of tiles including a rain lock adapted to interlock with a second tile adjacent to and within the same row as the first tile, wherein the rain lock has a lower end, an upper end, and a weakened portion proximate the lower end to allow for removal of a predetermined portion of the rain lock. The second tile of the roofing system includes a corner at the upper end of the rain lock of the first tile, the corner including a notch and a second weakened portion to allow for lengthening of the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ludowici Roof Tile
    Inventor: Derek P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8350234
    Abstract: Light from a light source is made to be reflected by a light source mirror and to pass through a variable collimator, an irradiation field shape shaped by the variable collimator is projected on a photographing screen by the light passed through the variable collimator, a projection portion of the photographing screen is photographed by a photographic device, and an image photographed by the photographic device is analyzed by an image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuehu Pu, Toshihiro Otani
  • Patent number: 8348232
    Abstract: A hydraulic device includes a housing and a solenoid valve to be mounted to the housing. The solenoid valve includes a plunger and a plunger-mounting sleeve in which the plunger is mounted. The plunger-mounting sleeve includes a sleeve member and a sleeve flange having a flange portion and a cylindrical portion provided at the radially outer edge of the flange portion. The plunger-mounting sleeve is fixed to the housing by seating a flange portion of the sleeve flange on a shoulder formed on a mounting hole formed in the housing, press-fitting a mounting ring loosely fitted around the sleeve member into the cylindrical portion of the sleeve flange, thereby pressing the flange portion against a seating surface of the shoulder, and further wedging the cylindrical portion into the inner periphery of the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumitoshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 8349957
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyolefin resin composition which is excellent in mechanical properties and dimensional stability and is particularly excellent in heat resistance, a film which is excellent in mechanical properties, dimensional stability and heat resistance because it is obtained from the polyolefin resin composition and which is particularly excellent in meltdown properties, a macroporous membrane which is excellent in permeability and shutdown properties in addition to the above properties, and uses thereof. The polyolefin resin composition of the present invention (C) comprises 85 to 50% by mass of ultrahigh-molecular weight polyethylene (A) having a specific intrinsic viscosity and 15 to 50% by mass of a polymer (B) containing a repeating unit derived from 4-methyl-1-pentene, in 100% by mass of the polyolefin resin composition (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Shota Abe, Atsushi Morita, Kazuoto Sugiyama, Mineo Kubo
  • Patent number: 8352324
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the drafting, submission, and evaluation of invitations to bid for the delivery of one or more products and/or services. An archival database of performance descriptions and prices is utilized to generate a list of desired performances; the list being automatically distributed to a plurality of selected potential bidders. Upon receipt of the submitted bids, the system evaluates the bids based on price, past pricings, and bidder performance history. A bid is selected as the winning bid, and a contract listing the desired performances is generated and forwarded to the successful bidder. During contract performance, bidder performance is monitored, with the results being added to a historical database for subsequent use in the bid evaluation and selection process. The contents of the successful bid, including any new performance descriptions drafted during the generation of the bid, are added to the archival database for use in future bid invitation generation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AIS Management GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Moderegger, Christian Steinlehner
  • Patent number: 8349989
    Abstract: A method of sealing a semiconductor element which involves applying an epoxy resin composition including an epoxy resin and a phenolic resin obtained by reacting phenol, a biphenyl compound represented by the general formula (3) and benzaldehyde to a semiconductor element and curing the composition to seal the semiconductor element: wherein X in the formula (3) is a halogen, an OH group or an OCH3 group. The molar ratio of the total of the biphenyl compound and benzaldehyde relative to the phenol is from 0.27 to 0.40, and the molar ratio of benzaldehyde/biphenyl compound is from 5/95 to 40/60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Air Water Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Murata, Yoshihisa Sone
  • Patent number: 8348851
    Abstract: This invention provides a user with information by which the reliability of a measured blood pressure value can be determined. A blood pressure measurement device includes a cuff which presses a blood pressure measurement portion, a pressure control means for pressurizing or depressurizing the interior of the cuff, a pressure sensor which senses the internal pressure of the cuff, a pulse wave signal extracting means for extracting time-series data of a pulse wave signal superposed on the cuff internal pressure sensed by the pressure sensor, in the process in which the pressure control means pressurizes or depressurizes the cuff, and a display means for displaying a pulse waveform corresponding to a pulse wave signal of at least one period, together with the value of a cuff internal pressure corresponding to the pulse wave signal, based on the extracted pulse wave signal time-series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Public University Corporation Yokohama City University
    Inventors: Kouichi Inoue, Osamu Tochikubo
  • Patent number: 8348859
    Abstract: A guide wire includes a first wire disposed on the distal side of the guide wire and a second wire disposed on the proximal side. The second wire has an elastic modulus larger than the first wire. The first wire is joined to the second wire at a welded portion by welding. A coil is disposed on the distal side of the first wire. A cover layer is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the wire member in such a manner as to cover at least the welded portion. The cover layer is made from a material capable of reducing the friction of the cover layer, for example, a fluorocarbon resin or a hydrophilic material, to thereby improve the sliding performance of the guide wire. Such a guide wire is excellent in operationality and kink resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiraku Murayama, Akihiko Umeno, Jun Iwami, Yutaka Itou, Youki Aimi
  • Patent number: 8350427
    Abstract: A stator of a rotary electrical machine includes a core unit configured by a plurality of core assemblies, around which wires are respectively wound to form the coils, including low voltage side terminals, which connect first ends of the coils, and a bus ring attached to the core unit so as to connect second ends of the coils to electricity supply wires by high voltage side terminals. Each terminal accommodating portion is individually formed relative to each of the core assemblies at an external side of the coils. Each of the terminal accommodating portions is filled with an insulating resin material in a state where at least one of a connecting portion of the first end and each of the low voltage side terminals and a connecting portion of the second end and each of the high voltage side terminals is accommodated within each of the terminal accommodating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Sugiyama, Jun Abiko, Yasutoshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 8347567
    Abstract: A water barrier trim has a base, a top flange, and an overhang section. The base has at least one ridge extending away from the base in a first direction and a projection extending in the first direction. The top flange section is positionable adjacent to the base. The overhang section is positionable adjacent to the base and defines a drip cap. The at least one ridge is sized and configured to rest on a top of a trim board. The projection is sized and configured to fit into a slot defined in the top of the trim board to provide an interference connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8347564
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a plate-shaped solar panel including a plurality of solar cells arranged on same plane; a plate-shaped cell protection member that covers the plural solar cells that are arranged on the same plane; and a surface protection member that is bonded onto a top surface of the cell protection member; an outer frame that supports a circumference of the solar panel; and a brace having rigidity against bending and that supports a center area of a back surface of the solar panel in such a manner that both ends of the brace are joined to each of two opposed positions of the outer frame. An initial tension is provided to the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Echizenya, Hiroo Sakamoto, Keiichiro Utsunomiya, Hiromichi Aoki
  • Patent number: D674009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hidefumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: D674122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Sims