Patents Represented by Law Firm Cohen, Pontani & Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8087968
    Abstract: A nozzle discharge assembly includes a housing having a connection for receiving a pressurized supply of liquid and a nozzle having a discharge orifice movable relative to the housing. A mechanism controls a movement of the discharge orifice so that the discharge orifice moves in a pattern relative to the housing for creating a substantially helical stream of liquid when the pressurized supply of liquid flows through the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Thought Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Amron
  • Patent number: 8062252
    Abstract: A medical device includes a syringe assembly and a shield system for delivering medicament to a patient. The syringe assembly includes a barrel defining a medicament reservoir, and a needle cannula coupled to the barrel and in fluid communication with the reservoir. The shield system has a hub coupled to the syringe barrel, a shield movably arranged on the hub, the shield being movable from a first position disposed from the needle cannula tip to a second position during insertion of the needle into a patient and movable from the second position to a third position covering the needle cannula tip after the needle cannula is removed from the patient. An urging member urges the shield to the third position upon removal of the needle cannula from the patient. A cover sleeve connected to the needle barrel surrounds the hub and the urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tom Alheidt, Vu Phan, Laurent Barrelle, Bruno Baney
  • Patent number: 8038616
    Abstract: Methods of acoustic imaging provide images with reduced reverberation noise and images of nonlinear scattering and propagation parameters of the object, and estimation methods of corrections for wave front aberrations produced by spatial variations in the acoustic propagation velocity. The methods are based on processing of the received signal from transmitted dual frequency band acoustic pulse complexes with overlapping high and low frequency pulses. The high frequency pulse is used for the image reconstruction and the low frequency pulse is used to manipulate the nonlinear scattering and/or propagation properties of the high frequency pulse. Through filtering in the pulse number coordinate and corrections for nonlinear propagation delays and optionally also amplitudes, a linear back scattering signal with suppressed pulse reverberation noise, a nonlinear back scattering signal, and quantitative nonlinear forward propagation and scattering parameters are extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: SURF Technology AS
    Inventors: Bjørn A. J. Angelsen, Rune Hansen, Øyvind Krovel-Velle Standal
  • Patent number: 8021020
    Abstract: A lighted architectural mesh includes a plurality of interconnected wires forming a plurality of transverse openings. At least one light carrier is slidably received within at least one of said transverse openings. The at least one light carrier includes light nodes emitting light through the interstices on the front and/or rear side of the architectural mesh. The at least one light carrier further comprises a plurality of connecting elements, wherein the light emitter nodes of the at least one light element are releasably interconnected in series by the connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignees: Cambridge International Inc., LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Costello, Matthew O'Connell, Bassam Dib Jalbout
  • Patent number: 8010711
    Abstract: A memory device removably insertable into or otherwise removably connected to a plurality of host devices includes a first memory storing multimedia data. A first circuit portion of the memory device determines the host device capabilities when the memory device is connected to a host device and a second circuit portion feeds the multimedia data to the host device in a format compatible with the determined capabilities of the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Digital Video Chip, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Amron, Eric T. Brewer
  • Patent number: 8001884
    Abstract: A swivel motor has a plurality of work chambers and a join system between the work chambers that joins the work chambers at least by pairs. The arrangement of the joined work chambers is carried out in such a way that the work chambers which are connected to the first pressure medium connection alternate with those which are connected to the second pressure medium connection. At least two work chambers associated with different pressure medium connections are connected to a pressure compensation element, and the pressure compensation element is formed by a compensation space that is divided by a movable dividing element. A partial compensation space is connected in each instance to at least one work chamber of a pressure medium connection, and the dividing element is held in an initial position by oppositely acting springs. The spring force characteristic is formed by a spring arrangement which comprises a plurality of springs and has at least one coil spring and one elastomer spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Christian Böttger
  • Patent number: 8003974
    Abstract: An LED semiconductor element having at least one first radiation-generating active layer and at least one second radiation-generating active layer which is stacked above the first active layer in a vertical direction and is connected in series with the first active layer. The first active layer and the second active layer are electrically conductively connected by a contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Heidborn, Reiner Windisch, Ralph Wirth
  • Patent number: 7997128
    Abstract: A device for counting the rotations of a tire on a vehicle using the deformations that the tire undergoes on each rotation of the wheel, comprising a casing, a sensor intended to generate an electrical signal on each rotation of the wheel, and connection means intended to mechanically connect the casing and the sensor to the surface of the tire. The sensor is in the form of a passive sensor in one piece with the casing, whereof the signals emitted are in proportion with the variations over time in a magnetic flux through the said passive sensor, and a magnetic field generator is arranged opposite the passive sensor. The connection means mechanically connect the casing to a first surface A and the magnetic field generator to a second surface B, the two surfaces A and B being substantially coplanar and offset from one another in a direction D by a given distance L. The electrical signal is produced by the relative displacements of the said passive sensor and the said magnetic field generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Commissariat a l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Michel Robert, Bernard Perrier, Christian Jeandey
  • Patent number: 7998472
    Abstract: This invention provides novel stem cell-based methods for treating a number of conditions. These methods employ CD34? stem cells, and have a tremendous advantage in that they do not require myeloablation in the subject being treated. The CD34? stem cells used in the instant methods can be genetically modified or not, depending on the disorder treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Apceth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Huss, Matthias C Raggi, Manfred J Stangl, Peter C Nelson
  • Patent number: 8000027
    Abstract: A lens barrel, an image pickup apparatus, a lens drive method and a method of producing a shape memory alloy used for the drive device are disclosed. A drive device includes: a lens group for guiding light from a subject; a shape memory alloy adopted to be deformed by an electricity supplied to the shape memory alloy, for moving the lens group in a direction of an optical axis; and electricity-supply controlling means for controlling an amount of the electricity supplied to the shape memory alloy; and a detecting means for detecting whether a movement of the lens group starts or not. In the drive device, a movement amount of the lens group in the direction of the optical axis is controlled based on the amount of electricity supplied when the detecting means detects the movement of the lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Saori Hirata, Katsumi Ohtsuka, Chie Nemoto, Kenpo Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 7992346
    Abstract: A drive device for a sliding door system having a transom and at least one door leaf guided along the transom. The drive device includes: a housing which can be mounted on the transom; a pulley which can be driven in rotation by a drive, the pulley being mounted for rotation on the housing and having a flange with locking elements adjacent to the housing; an endless traction mechanism guided around the pulley for moving the at least one door leaf linked to the traction mechanism; complementary locking elements which can be moved relative to the housing to engage the locking elements on the flange and thereby prevent rotation of the pulley; and an electromechanical actuation device which moves the complementary locking elements in response to an impulse emitted by a locking control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Andreas Finke
  • Patent number: 7992693
    Abstract: Presented is a vibration damper that includes an outer cylinder with a lateral surface, a pin-shaped fastening element that includes a stop surface, and a mounting coupled to the lateral surface. The mounting defines a through-hole that is configured to receive the pin-shaped fastening element and extends circumferentially with respect to the lateral surface. The mounting includes a formation that extends in a radial direction with respect to the cylinder. The formation cooperates with the outer cylinder to form a socket for the stop surface. The stop surface rests against the mounting in an axial direction of the pin-shaped fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Christian Böttger, Josef Renn, Jörg Pagel, Klaus Stretz
  • Patent number: 7993174
    Abstract: A torque transmission device for a ship for optionally transmitting a drive torque from a main drive or from an auxiliary drive to a propeller shaft of the ship, with a gear unit which can be driven by the main drive and which can be connected to the propeller shaft by a first clutch, and with a second clutch by which the auxiliary drive can be connected to the propeller shaft. The gear unit is received in a gear unit housing, the first clutch and/or second clutch are/is received in a clutch housing that is separate from the gear unit housing, and the first clutch, the second clutch and/or the auxiliary drive are arranged on the side of the gear unit remote of a propeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Renk Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hartmut Hultsch, Ingo Sommer
  • Patent number: 7993491
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an end part (1) of an air dryer, the air dryer being applicable for drying a pulp web, such as a cellulose web or the like. The end part comprises a fan tower (11), and a roll tower in which a number of turn roll (27, 37) are arranged mainly on top of each other in order to turn the travelling direction of the pulp web in the air dryer, the longitudinal axis of the roll. towers being parallel, and a fan tower arranged at a distance from the roll tower, adjacent to it, comprising a number of fans arranged on top of each other, a single fan being arranged to blow heated air as drying air to a dryer group. The end part further comprises one or more centrifugal fans (14) arranged in the direct vicinity or the roll tower, and a number of end drying means (13) arranged between the roll tower and the dryer group of—the fan of the fan tower, to which end drying means drying air is supplied with said centrifugal fan or fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Pertti Heikkilä, Johan Lindholm, Markku Laitonen, Richard Solin
  • Patent number: 7995776
    Abstract: A timepiece includes a casing having a casing interior having a viewer's side provided with a viewing opening, a base side provided with a sound aperture, and an annular surface surrounding the sound aperture. A membrane extending over the sound aperture closes the base side of the casing interior, the membrane having a circumferential region in sealed connection with the annular surface. A tensioning device maintains the membrane at a desired tension in the radial direction. A vibration generator arranged in the casing interior produces a sound whose frequency can be adjusted by adjusting the tension of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Lange Uhren GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Alain Greubel, Stephen Edward Methuen Forsey, Ludovic Philippe Roland Perez
  • Patent number: 7994779
    Abstract: Presented is a method for continuously determining the tensile force F in a cable of a parking brake that includes transmitting the tensile force F to a cable grommet coupled to a first end of an expandable intermediate part that includes a magnet and/or a magnetic sensor. The first end of the expandable intermediate part faces away from a drive spindle coupled to a second end of the expandable intermediate part. The method further includes changing the length of the expandable intermediate part in the direction of its longitudinal axis in response to the transmitted tensile force F, moving the magnet and the magnetic sensor relative to each other in response to the change in length, changing the signal voltage of the magnetic sensor in response to the relative movement between the magnet and the magnetic sensor, and determining the tensile force F from the respective signal voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Ante, Juergen Ehret
  • Patent number: 7992460
    Abstract: A drive device for a hatch of a motor vehicle, wherein a spindle drive is provided with a threaded spindle and a spindle nut mounted on the threaded spindle, by which drive the first fastening element and the housing tube can be driven axially relative to each other. The spindle drive can be rotatably driven by an electric motor. The threaded spindle has a thread with a lead that changes over the length of the threaded spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Marian Bochen, Rolf Mintgen, Andreas Ritter
  • Patent number: 7993065
    Abstract: A printer is disclosed having a media unit which can move relative to a printing unit. Until now, difficulties in aligning the media unit in the printer always resulted in a poor printing quality. To rectify this, the disclosed printer provides that the printing unit is designed so that it can move inside the housing, and elements are provided for aligning the printing unit with the media unit so that the printing unit and the media unit can be aligned with one another when the media unit is pushed in the direction of insertion. A resilient element enables the printing unit to be advantageously tensioned, in a manner that equalizes tolerances, against the support of the media unit in an operating position. This enables an advantageous equalization of work tolerances and positional tolerances, and the position of the print head relative to the medium to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Riester, Herbert Kirner, Axel Huegle
  • Patent number: 7995633
    Abstract: A method for producing a multiplicity of semiconductor lasers (100) comprising the steps of providing a carrier wafer (30), producing an assembly (70) by applying a multiplicity of semiconductor laser chips (4) to a top side (31) of the carrier wafer (30), and singulating the assembly (70) to form a multiplicity of semiconductor lasers (100). Each semiconductor laser (100) comprises a mounting block (3) and at least one semiconductor laser chip (4). Each mounting block (3) has a mounting area (13) which runs substantially perpendicular to a top side (12) of the mounting block (3), on which top side the semiconductor laser chip (4) is arranged. The mounting area (13) is produced during the singulation of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Dachs, Stefan Illek, Roland Schulz, Thomas Schwarz, Frank Singer, Heiko Unold
  • Patent number: RE42647
    Abstract: The present invention provides a text-to-speech conversion system (TTS) for interlocking synchronizing with multimedia and a method for organizing input data of the TTS which can enhance the natural naturalness of synthesized speech and accomplish the synchronization of multimedia with TTS by defining additional prosody information, the information required to interlock synchronize TTS with multimedia, and interface between these this information and TTS for use in the production of the synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Chul Lee, Min Soo Hahn, Hang Seop Lee, Jae Woo Yang, Youngjik Lee