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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8349956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tire having a tread comprising a rubber composition that comprises at least: as a first diene elastomer, between 5 and 25 phr of a styrene-nitrile-butadiene terpolymer (SNBR) having a nitrile monomer content between 4 and 18% by weight; a second diene elastomer other than SNBR; a reinforcing filler; a liquid plasticizer, the glass transition temperature of which is below ?20° C. The invention makes it possible to improve the properties of rolling resistance and of grip on wet ground of tire treads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Establissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Garance Lopitaux, Didier Vasseur
  • Patent number: D674122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Sims