Patents Represented by Attorney Clark Hill PLC
  • Patent number: 8350375
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flipchip scheme where power and ground bumps are arranged in a striped configuration. Specifically, there are a plurality of lines of power bumps, and a plurality of lines of ground bumps. Each line of power bumps is interconnected by a mesh core power bus, and each line of ground bumps is interconnected by a mesh core ground bus. The busses are shorted across the bumps without having to use metal tab extensions. This arrangement provides that: signal routing can be provided between the lines of bumps; and/or the mesh core power busses can be provided as being wider in order to provide improved power mesh performance and/or in order to reduce or eliminate the metal required on the second top-most metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Anwar Ali, Kalyan Doddapaneni, Wilson Leung
  • Patent number: 8347761
    Abstract: A drive tool that includes a drive socket. The drive socket includes alternating flutes and lobes and has a conical portion. The lobes, rather than being tapered in the conical portion of the socket, are each uniform in width as they progress to an end of the socket. The fact that the lobes are uniform in width in the conical portion of the drive socket provides for better engagement with the flutes of a conical section of a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: David Goss
  • Patent number: 8348177
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device using a piezoelectric member in connection with an atomizing head and a passive metering method to supply liquid to the atomizing head. Preferably, the device is used to but not limited to dispensing of fragrances, insecticides or other aromatic solutions. The piezoelectric member does not vibrate the nozzle plate through which the liquid is dispensed. The passive metering method relies only on surface tension forces within the supply passageway. The device can work with a wider range of liquid properties than existing piezoelectric devices of this type. The passive metering method is robust and consistent, enabling larger and more varied liquid reservoirs because the reservoir height is not a factor in determining the performance of the device. The atomizing head functions with a wider range of liquids than atomizers whose nozzle plates are directly excited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Davicon Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Loverich, Jeremy Frank
  • Patent number: 8343435
    Abstract: A method which enhances a disinfection process by obtaining an additive effect from energy and byproducts of the decomposition process. Also disclosed are contact lens disinfecting systems, wherein the systems are configured to create the desirable elevated pressure, oxygen saturation and sustained peroxide concentration conditions within a contact lens holding and reaction chamber, in order to enhance disinfection by additive effect. The systems are configured to provide that an elevated pressure is maintained in the reaction chamber before venting occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Atrion Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rowland W. Kanner
  • Patent number: 8336362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pair of pressing jaws for hydraulic or electric pressing tools for pressing fittings onto pipes or for the press connection of electric cables, two pressing jaws connected to one another in an articulated manner forming a pair of pressing jaws, the pressing jaws being biased into their open position by a tension spring which spans a free space between the two pressing jaws, and in each case one end of the tension spring being accommodated in an accommodating opening which opens out into a narrow peripheral side of the pressing jaw, this narrow peripheral side being directed toward the free space, and, in order to secure the tension spring, a tension-spring end engaging around a pin-like securing part, which securing part is disposed at that end of the accommodating opening which is directed away from the free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gustav Klauke GmbH
    Inventor: Egbert Frenken
  • Patent number: 8333931
    Abstract: A method which enhances a disinfection process by obtaining an additive effect from energy and byproducts of the decomposition process. Also disclosed are contact lens disinfecting systems, wherein the systems are configured to create the desirable elevated pressure, oxygen saturation and sustained peroxide concentration conditions within a contact lens holding and reaction chamber, in order to enhance disinfection by additive effect. The systems are configured to provide that an elevated pressure is maintained in the reaction chamber before venting occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Atrion Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rowland W. Kanner
  • Patent number: 8329113
    Abstract: A method which enhances a disinfection process by obtaining an additive effect from energy and byproducts of the decomposition process. Also disclosed are contact lens disinfecting systems, wherein the systems are configured to create the desirable elevated pressure, oxygen saturation and sustained peroxide concentration conditions within a contact lens holding and reaction chamber, in order to enhance disinfection by additive effect. The systems are configured to provide that an elevated pressure is maintained in the reaction chamber before venting occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atrion Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rowland W. Kanner
  • Patent number: 8328489
    Abstract: An adjustable strap handle that can be used in connection with a packaging frame. The strap handle provides not only that the effective length of the strap is adjustable, but also provides that no tool needs to be used to install the strap. Additionally, a dual head self-pierce rivet is described that can be used in connection with a packaging frame, specifically to secure cardboard edge pieces to thin sheet metal or cardboard corner pieces and provide structure with which strap handles can engage. The dual head self-pierce rivet has a shank and a poke at its end. The poke is configured to pierce through the cardboard edge pieces of a cube frame, advance into the edge pieces, and flare into a profiled anvil. While a lower head of the rivet seats against the cardboard, an upper head contains and holds a strap handle in a ring groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Hovestadt, Robert Francis McPherson
  • Patent number: 8329098
    Abstract: A method which enhances a disinfection process by obtaining an additive effect from energy and byproducts of the decomposition process. Also disclosed are contact lens disinfecting systems, wherein the systems are configured to create the desirable elevated pressure, oxygen saturation and sustained peroxide concentration conditions within a contact lens holding and reaction chamber, in order to enhance disinfection by additive effect. The systems are configured to provide that an elevated pressure is maintained in the reaction chamber before venting occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atrion Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rowland W. Kanner
  • Patent number: 8323115
    Abstract: A cushion sub-assembly (10) for connection to a drill string to absorb vibrations in the drill string, the cushion sub-assembly (10) including a main body (12) defining a chamber therein (24), a piston member (28) disposed within the chamber (24) capable of axial movement at least partially within the chamber (24) between a first and second position, at least one axially extending piston rod (42) disposed inside a respective axial bore of the piston member (28), the at least one piston rod (42) preventing relative rotation between the piston member (28) and the main body (12) while permitting axial movement of the piston member (28) between the first and second positions, and a vibration absorbing means (44, 46, 48, 50) at opposite ends of the chamber (24) for engagement by the piston member (28) when in either of the first or second positions for absorbing axial vibrations, the configuration of the at least one piston rod (42) inside the piston member (28), and engagement of the piston member (28) with the v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Montrae Mining Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Monte Hocking
  • Patent number: 8307690
    Abstract: A tool for setting blind fasteners is disclosed. A stem of a fastener is engaged by a pulling head and its sleeve is also engaged by the pulling head. In an initial stage, a pump piston compresses fluid in a hydraulic pump, affecting movement of a drawbar and piston in relation to a stationary adaptor connected to the tool, pulling the stem in relation to the sleeve at a fast rate per pump. As the pulling force increases, pressure in the pump triggers a logic system to shift the tool into a high pressure mode, decreasing the effort to complete fastener installation. The logic system resets after each squeeze of the lever, minimizing the number of pumps necessary to complete the installation while keeping effort at a comfortable level. An adjustable pressure relief valve allows the fluid to return to the reservoir chamber, returning the tool to its initial condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SPS Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Cristinel Ovidiu Cobzaru
  • Patent number: 8304503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a conjugated diene polymer having a very high content of cis-1,4 structures by using an yttrium compound-containing catalyst that is relatively easy to handle and has a high activity. Specifically disclosed is a process for producing a conjugated diene polymer containing cis-1,4 structures at a ratio of 99% or higher, which is characterized by polymerizing a conjugated diene in the presence of a catalyst produced from (A) a specific yttrium compound, (B) an ionic compound consisting of a non-coordinating anion and a cation, and (C) an organoaluminum compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michinori Suzuki, Koji Shiba, Masato Murakami
  • Patent number: 8305842
    Abstract: A location system, for the tracking of personnel or products for establishing the location of an identification tag attached to a person or product, has the tag comprising a power source; an ultrasonic transducer; a transmitter connected to an output signal from the transducer and capable of transmitting multiple frequencies to establish the unique ID of the tag in question, including a first frequency solely to identify when a tag is about to start transmitting data; the system comprising further a plurality of strategically located ultrasonic receiver; and processing means including a reader incorporating a number of Goertzel filters corresponding to the number of frequencies transmitted to process output signals from the ultrasonic receivers to establish the ID of the read tag and its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Merlin360.Com Limited
    Inventor: Dennis Edward Charles Holdsworth
  • Patent number: 8302936
    Abstract: A cable puller assembly includes a housing assembly, a motor assembly and an anti-fouling device. The motor assembly is secured to the housing assembly and has an output shaft extending outwardly therefrom. The output shaft is rotated about an axis of rotation by the motor assembly. The anti-fouling device has a capstan and a body. The output shaft is operatively associated with the capstan in order to rotate the capstan about the axis of rotation. The body is positioned around an end portion of the capstan proximate to the housing assembly. The body defines a sloped surface that biases incoming rope that wraps around the sloped surface down onto the capstan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Greenlee Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Plummer
  • Patent number: 8297902
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eccentric adjustment element (10) having a rod (12) provided on both ends with exterior threads (14, 16) of a smaller diameter to each of which unthreaded, inwardly profiled sections (18, 20) are fastened, wherein the shortest distance between a profile and a rotational axis of the rod is greater than the outer radius of the exterior threads (14, 16) and eccentric discs (24, 26) are fitted on each of the profiled sections (18, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Acument GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Thorsten Schraer
  • Patent number: 8283401
    Abstract: Provided by using a catalyst containing an yttrium compound is conjugated diene polymer with very low solution viscosity, improved workability, high degree of branching, and high content of cis-1,4 structures. Also provided is a rubber composition utilizing the polymer and allowing excellent dispersion of reinforcing agent. According to a method of manufacturing a conjugated diene polymer characterized by polymerizing a conjugated diene at 50 to 120° C. in the presence of a catalyst obtained from (A) an yttrium compound, (B) an ionic compound consisting of a non-coordinating anion and a cation, and (C) an organoaluminum compound, the conjugated diene polymer has the following characteristics that: (1) a ratio (Tcp/ML1+4) between a 5 wt % toluene solution viscosity (Tcp) measured at 25° C. and a Mooney viscosity (ML1+4) at 100° C. is 0.1 to 1.2; and (2) a content of cis-1,4 structures is 80% or higher, and a content of 1,2 structures is lower than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: UBE Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Masato Murakami, Koji Shiba, Takeshi Shoda, Mitsuharu Anbe
  • Patent number: 8284904
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the integrity of a cable shield utilizing wideband noise-to-ground measurements is provided. Upon determining that trouble with the cable shield exists, a method s is provided to isolate the location of the trouble with the cable shield. The method utilizes access locations along the cable and therefore does not require opening of the cable shield to isolate the trouble in the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Crick
  • Patent number: 8277982
    Abstract: The invention provides a hydrogen activating material, which includes as a major constituent an iron-semiconductor alloy containing iron and semiconductor components. It also provides a consumption controlling material for water-soluble electrolyte chemical cells and fuel cells. In addition a hydrogen activating method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Yasuo Sakakura
  • Patent number: D667469
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Greenlee Textron Inc.
    Inventor: John Wayne Kroening
  • Patent number: D673698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tadd, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Taylor, Tony Chang