Patents Represented by Attorney Cahn & Samuels, LLP
  • Patent number: 8347903
    Abstract: A colander/bowl set includes a bowl having at least one indicator; and a colander comprising a plurality of holes, the colander being insertable into the bowl and removably attachable to the bowl. The at least one indicator is a calibrated guide positioned at a height of a maximum amount of water which the colander/bowl set holds, accounting for displacement of water by the colander and by a particular kind of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Virginia de Raddo
  • Patent number: 8347468
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a current collector comprising embossing a sheet comprising lead thereby forming an embossed grid comprising rows of raised portions and lowered portions, and slots comprising edges of the raised portions and lowered portions; creating areas for tab creation by pressing or stamping areas of the embossed grid to a flattened state, thereby forming a sheet comprising embossed grid sections and flat sections; applying paste to the top and bottom of the embossed grid sections; and stamping current collectors out of the sheet such that at least one tab is created from a flat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Axion Power International Inc.
    Inventor: Edward R. Buiel
  • Patent number: 8348846
    Abstract: An arrangement to determine physiologic data, position, orientation and/or geometry of an object of interest includes an ultrasound unit with a multiplicity of ultrasound transducers to monitor physiologic parameters, especially motion and deformation, of an object of interest encapsulated by a body in real-time in three dimensions of space and to generate numerical control or trigger information for other medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mediri GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Matthias Günther, André Bongers
  • Patent number: 8327563
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a pair of components includes a tooth and adaptor for an earth-moving apparatus. The adaptor is for mounting the tooth on an earth-moving bucket, this mounting being releasable to allow replacement of the tooth when worn. The components define aligned passages through which a locking pin extends to retain the components together. The locking pin has formations for engaging formations on the first component when the pin is rotated from a free position into a locked position. The pin has an insertion recess which is aligned with the formations allowing the pin, in the free position, to be inserted into, or removed from, the aligned passages. The formations are resiliently movable to stably engage the pin when in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Replacement Parts Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Dingwall, Wayne Brinkley, Bruce Gale
  • Patent number: 8332524
    Abstract: Disclosure is a method and system for delivering a reusable framework. The disclosure invokes an interface to define an information service within the reusable framework. The defined information service is stored in a repository. The method further includes outputting a service request as an address for invoking the defined information service and establishing a data connection after receiving the service request wherein the defined information service can be invoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Garfinkle, Jamshid A. Vayghan
  • Patent number: 8311912
    Abstract: An insurance program for entities in the mortgage industry that provides coverage for financial loss as a result of material inaccuracies in the financial information provided by or on behalf of the borrower. The insurance program preferably includes the initial insurance application and establishment of an insurance agreement, periodic issuing of individual insurance coverages for particular loans handled by the lender, training and consulting on improved controls for lenders, maintaining an ineligible database of entities and a database of loan information, and handling of claims. The periodic issuing of individual insurance coverages includes receiving production information from the lender and determining the premium for the production information based at least in part on the insurance agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur J Prieston
  • Patent number: 8304920
    Abstract: In a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition or a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet containing an energy ray-curable polymer, problems associated with the volatilization of a low molecular weight compound contained in the composition are overcome. An energy ray-curable polymer characterized by comprising a radical generating group, which is capable of initiating a polymerization reaction upon excitation with an energy ray, and an energy ray-polymerizable group bonded together in the main or side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Maeda, Keiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8292082
    Abstract: A display carton includes a display box having an open top. The display box includes a bottom panel; a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel; a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom panel; and a pair of front walls, each front wall extending inwardly from a side wall and attached to a bottom front wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The pair of front walls and the bottom front wall form a substantially unobstructed center viewing area for a product displayed in the display carton. The display carton also includes a single removable insert. The insert includes a foldable sheet having at least one set of dividers extending inwardly from the side walls and upwardly from the bottom panel, thereby defining at least two product receiving compartments for supporting a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8291380
    Abstract: A method for configuring a software package for an enterprise includes gathering desired To-be configuration requirements for a software package through at least one questionnaire; gathering current As-Is raw data for the enterprise; displaying the To-Be configuration requirements and As-Is raw data; comparing the To-Be configuration requirements and As-Is raw data; selecting final To-Be configuration requirements; and generating and executing configuration code for the software package to pre-configure the software package with the final To-Be configuration requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay, Kumar Bhaskaran, Rajesh Chopra, Christina Derra, Shiwa Fu, Ying Huang, Stephen K. Kibby, Santhosh Kumaran, Igor A. Naumov, Thomas D. Rosinski, Gerhard Sigl
  • Patent number: 8284065
    Abstract: A microprocessor controlled hazardous condition detection system with volatile and non-volatile memory containing a sensor package, the sensor package containing sensors exposed to the ambient environment, and an alarm element coupled to the sensor package through a microprocessor where the microprocessor includes a memory storage device containing a plurality of alarm thresholds stored therein, each of the plurality of alarm thresholds being associated with a predetermined set of levels in the ambient environment where the microprocessor receives periodic readings from the sensor package, the microprocessor conditions the received readings by removing a selected amount of noise and attenuation therefrom, selects and employs an optimized alarm threshold from a plurality of stored alarm thresholds and activates the alarm element upon detecting a threshold levels in the ambient environment greater than the selected alarm threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Security Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Gonzales
  • Patent number: 8281888
    Abstract: A storage or conveying system includes an electromagnetic surface-area motor which moves one or more conveying devices, especially movable pallets, cars, or containers mounted on wheels or rolls. The surface-area motor is equipped with a plurality of electromagnets which can generate suitable magnetic fields for moving the conveying device. The conveying device is designed in a passive manner with respect to the driving action of the surface-area motor. The transformers can be separated from one another and can be arranged to form desired geometries of the surface-area motor. At least one metal detecting apparatus is integrated into the surface-area motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Lars B. Bergmann
  • Patent number: 8276301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a percussion lock installed on a firearm, and more particularly, to a percussion lock wherein the hammer is operated through a link member so that operation of the firearm is possible in a small area, making it possible to design a firearm flexibly and reducing the volume and weight of the firearm. According to the present invention, the percussion lock installed on a firearm to fire a bullet by hitting a firing pin comprises a housing mounted in fixed state to a firearm, a hammer installed on the upper part of the housing for hitting a firing pin, a link member linking the hammer and the housing so that the hammer moves on a curve maintaining horizontal state, and an elastic member supporting the link member with elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Defense Development
    Inventors: Joon-Ho Lee, Eui-Jung Choe, Je-Wook Chae, Hyun-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8275646
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for IP assessment based on a component business model (CBM). The method assesses components in the CBM via a component assessment module, which interrogates an entity (e.g., a user, a third party consultant, and an information database) with questions. Output (including answers to the questions) from the component assessment module is sent to a component detection module. Scores (e.g., numerical scores and/or low, medium, or high scores) are assigned to the components via the component detection module based on the output from the component assessment module. The output from the component assessment module and/or the scores are analyzed to determine whether a gap, a duplication, a conflict, and/or an over-investment exists in at least one of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah L. Dunagan, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell, Arvin Patel, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8276122
    Abstract: A system and method for quickly and efficiently developing JUnit test cases by enabling automated creation of test environment objects that are needed by the JUnit test cases. The system and method maps and captures program code execution paths or “blueprints” such that the blueprints can be utilized to automatically “drive” the program along an execution path to any point in the program. These points can then be used to “harvest” the environment objects needed for JUnit test cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Albert Alexander Chung, Binh Truong, Kam Kan Yee
  • Patent number: 8275700
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a system and method to rate lender profiles to determine the level of risk that is present in the loans originated or purchased by a particular lender will be based on a misrepresentation or as a result of material inaccuracies in the financial information provided by or on behalf of the borrower. The rating is preferably based on a variety of factors including at least one of, for example, prefunding controls, post closing controls, product mix, and/or loan source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur J. Prieston
  • Patent number: 8267154
    Abstract: The invention concerns a roller and a roller arrangement for a continuous casting installation comprising two bearing blocks and the roller carried by the bearing blocks, wherein the roller has a rotationally symmetrical roller casing and wherein the roller bearing is arranged within the roller casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Georg Springmann Industrie- und Bergbautechnik GmbH, SMS Concast AG
    Inventors: Georg Springmann, Dirk Hasselbrink, Dieter Warmbier, Matthias Nobbe, Christian Dratva
  • Patent number: 8256063
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a device having a first barb proximate a first end of a strap and a second barb proximate a second end of the strap. A first sheath is proximate a portion of the first barb and the first end of the strap, wherein the first sheath has a length less than the length of the first barb. A second sheath is proximate a portion of the second barb and the second end of the strap, wherein the second sheath has a length less than the length of the second barb. The device further includes container having a first aperture and a second aperture. The strap is positioned within the first and second apertures such that the first barb engages the container at the first aperture and the second barb engages the container at the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Bag
    Patent number: D671744
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ed. Wüsthof, Dreizackwerk KG
    Inventors: Volker Lang, Harald Wüsthof
  • Patent number: D671815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ed. Wüsthof, Dreizackwerk KG
    Inventor: Sybs Bauer
  • Patent number: D674052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mustang Sampling, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth O. Thompson