Patents Represented by Attorney Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • 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: 8350174
    Abstract: A pole part of a switchgear assembly having a vacuum interrupter chamber is provided. To ensure that heat is dissipated to the exterior for convection, a thermally conductive heat transmission element in the form of a cylindrical casing is provided between the vacuum interrupter chamber, a contact holder and an encapsulation casing. An inner surface of the heat transmission element rests on the vacuum interrupter chamber and the contact holder, and an outer surface of the heat transmission element rests on an inner surface of the encapsulation casing inner surface. The heat transmission element can be produced from a thermally conductive plastic using an injection-molding or molding-compound production process. The heat transmission element can be connected to the pole part through openings. The heat transmission element can be arranged before the encapsulation of with an encapsulation compound, and be cast in the encapsulation casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Dietmar Gentsch
  • Patent number: 8350147
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing an encapsulating material for solar cell which makes high-speed crosslinking possible and causes no blister phenomenon without significant restrictions being imposed on the conditions for molding the encapsulating material. The present invention provides a process for producing the encapsulating material for solar cell including impregnating a molded form of an ethylene copolymer with an organic peroxide in a liquid state at normal temperature which shows a decomposition temperature (a temperature at which the half-life period is one hour) of not higher than 150° C. A process for producing the encapsulating material for solar cell in which dialkyl peroxide (A) and an organic peroxide (B) selected from peroxycarbonate and peroxyketal at a ratio by weight of 10/90 to 90/10 of (A) and (B) in a liquid state impregnate the molded form of the ethylene copolymer is a preferable embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nishijima, Manabu Kawamoto, Rie Sato, Tetsuya Nakamura
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8348860
    Abstract: A method of making a guide wire involves butting a connection end face at a proximal end of a first wire against a connection end face at a distal end of a second wire while applying voltage and a pressing force to weld together the first and second wires at a welded portion. The welded portion forms a projection that projects outwardly in an outer peripheral direction relative to portions of the first and second wire adjacent the projection. The outer dimension of the projection at the welded portion is adjusted so that upon completing adjusting the outer dimension of the projection the projection still projects outwardly in the outer peripheral direction relative to the portions of the first and second wire adjacent the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiraku Murayama, Akihiko Umeno, Jun Iwami, Yutaka Itou, Youki Aimi
  • 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: 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: 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