Patents Represented by Attorney Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • 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: 8348044
    Abstract: A conveyor apparatus is provided that includes a frame and a cross conveyor. The cross conveyor has a moveable belt sized and configured to receive and move material. The cross conveyor is supported by the frame. The frame has a base and a plurality of rotatable members attached to the base. The rotatable members are configured to rotate to move the frame. The frame is sized and configured to be positionable adjacent to a mobile bridge conveyor having a tripper conveyor device such that a portion of the cross conveyor is positionable under an upper end portion of the tripper conveyor device to receive material from the tripper conveyor device and move the material to a storage area or stacking area for stacking the material. The tripper is preferably constrained to the frame of the mobile bridge conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Tebbe, Glenn Davis
  • 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: 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: 8350996
    Abstract: An optical compensation sheet for a TN-mode liquid crystal display device is provided and includes a transparent film including one or more layers, and the optical compensation sheet satisfies formulae (1) and (2). 40?Re(550)?130??(1) 100?Rth(550)?200??(2) Re(?) is an in-plane retardation value for light at a wavelength of ? nm, and Rth(?) is a retardation vale in a thickness direction for light at a wavelength of ? nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hisakado, Yoji Ito, Tomonori Ichinose, Ryosuke Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 8349451
    Abstract: To provide capsular fine particles comprising an olefinic polymer which have a uniform particle size distribution and a uniform particle size, and which are spherical and free from the coagulation between particles. Capsular fine particles comprising the olefinic polymer, of which the ratio (L/M) of the outer diameter (L) to the inner diameter (M) is 1.1 to 6.0, and the average diameter is 0.6 to 40 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakayama, Naoto Matsukawa, Junji Saito, Susumu Murata, Makoto Mitani, Terunori Fujita
  • 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: 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: 8347796
    Abstract: A furniture system, method of assembling furniture for a work space, and a fastening apparatus for interconnecting furniture components include one or more fastening devices. Each fastening device includes a body that has a channel sized and configured to receive a first rail. Each fastening device also includes at least one of a connector assembly and an opening formed in the body for attaching the fastening device to at least one other furniture component. The connector assembly and the opening in the body are sized and configured so that the other furniture components are positioned such that at least one of their height and length extend in a direction substantially perpendicular to the length of the first rail, such as a direction that is mostly perpendicular to the length of the first rail. Other embodiments of the fastening device may include variations in configurations to the connector assembly or body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamichi Udagawa, Sigrid Moeslinger, Wallace Bullwinkle
  • Patent number: 8349340
    Abstract: Diacylglycerol PEGs (DAG-PEGs) are used remediate oil contaminations. DA-PEGs encapsulate the oil into lipsomes in an aqueous environment. The lipsomes sequester the oil from causing damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Charles Keller
  • Patent number: 8351836
    Abstract: A heat generating roller which generates a heat when magnetic flux is applied from outside, which has high ability to control an amount of heat generation of itself and which has sufficient strength, including a main heating layer made of a material having a low electric resistivity, a heat controlling layer made of magnetic metal including at least nickel, a heat insulation layer having a low heat conductivity, and a stiff metal core, in order as above from outside, wherein the heat controlling layer is annealed, and the heat controlling layer and the heat insulation layer are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Noboru Yonekawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 8348915
    Abstract: An initial product adaptable to form a garment such as a diaper, training pant, pull-up diaper, adult incontinence pant and diaper holder. The initial product includes a chassis for receiving the absorbent structure. The chassis includes a first lateral margin and a second lateral margin. The first and second lateral margins are joined to a central structure along a first line of joinder and a second line of joinder, respectively, the first and second lines of joinder extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The first and second lateral margins have a first end region, a second end region and a central region. The first and second lateral margins have a material which is elastically extensible in at least the longitudinal direction in the central region. Lateral edges of the lateral margins are provided by third and fourth strips of substantially inelastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Dragorad Vasic, Helena Corneliusson, Ken Olsson
  • Patent number: 8352048
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for compensation of the hysteresis of a pneumatically driven fitting having an electropneumatic valve. The electropneumatic valve is driven by a position regulator and is used in a closed control loop for position regulation of a switching element of an pneumatic actuating drive for operation of the fitting. Hysteresis of the pneumatically driven fitting is compensated for by the position regulator via at least one hysteresis correction factor. The control-engineering compensation for the hysteresis is carried out separately for a first basic case of starting or reversing a switching element and for a second basic case of continuous movement of the switching element, such that a dominant static friction is compensated for in the first basic case and the dominant sliding friction is compensated for in the second basic case, and the pneumatic actuating drive operates the switching element matched thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Heiko Kresse
  • 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: 8349254
    Abstract: A circuit for collecting a blood component includes a blood collection device provided with a blood collection needle through which blood is collected from a blood donor, a blood separator in which the blood collected by the above blood collection device is separated, a blood component collection bag in which a predetermined blood component separated by the above blood separator is collected, a blood line in which the blood collection needle is connected to an inlet of the blood separator, a line for removing an initial blood flow, which branches from a first branching portion formed in the blood line, and in which an initial flow of blood collected from the blood donor is removed, and an anticoagulant-injection line that branches from a second branching portion, formed in the line for removing the initial blood flow, and into which an anticoagulant is injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Hoshino, Yoshihiro Yokoo, Yuusuke Yamazaki
  • 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: D674122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Sims