Patents Represented by Attorney Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
  • Patent number: 7990545
    Abstract: The invention provides for surface mapping of in-vivo imaging subjects using a single camera and an illuminator that projects a plurality of targets such as spots on the subject. By limiting the depth-of-field of the camera lens, or of the illuminator optics, or both, a spatial plane is defined in which the spots are most sharply in focus. Controlled displacement of this plane relative to the subject is achieved through movement of the mechanical stage on which a subject is placed; or through movement of the best-focus plane by adjustment of the camera, lens, or illuminator optics. Images are taken at several relative positions of the best-focus plane and the subject, and the height of individual points on the subject is determined through analysis of focus, given the known displacements. A mesh or other surface can be constructed from individual point locations, to provide a surface map of the subject. Accuracy of 0.5 mm can be readily attained for mice and similarly sized subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Domenicali, Clifford Hoyt, Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 7987883
    Abstract: A tire having a radial carcass reinforcement comprising a crown reinforcement formed of at least two working crown layers of inextensible reinforcement elements, which are crossed from one ply to the other, forming angles of between 10° and 45° with the circumferential direction, which itself is topped radially by a tread, said tread being joined to two beads by means of two sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Gaëlle Netzer, Jean Coue
  • Patent number: 7991151
    Abstract: A technique for secure delegation of calculation of a value f(X,Y) of a bilinear application in a computational server. The technique comprises selection of two secret parameters a and b; calculation of the numbers Xa and Yb; supply of the two numbers Xa and Yb to the computational server; calculation of f(Xa, Yb) by said server; receipt of the value of f(Xa,Yb) from the server; extraction of the abth root of f(Xa,Yb).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: David Lefranc, Marc Girault
  • Patent number: 7991343
    Abstract: A photoconductor drum cleaning apparatus in an electrophotographic printer is disclosed which is simple in makeup, which allows a wiping roll to be rotated to follow rotation of the photoconductor drum is rotated and to be serviced for a prolonged life and is capable of performing an improved cleaning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Izawa, Junichi Setoyama, Nobuyuki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7987881
    Abstract: A tire tread comprising a plurality of elements in relief (1) comprising a contact face (2) intended to come into contact with the roadway during travel and lateral faces (13, 14, 15, 16), the intersection of each lateral face with the contact face forming a ridge (23, 24, 25, 26). The tire tread also comprises a plurality of cutouts (3, 4) in the form of grooves and/or incisions, said cutouts being defined by facing main faces. Each tread pattern element (1) is formed with at least one rubber mix (referred to as “base mix”). This tread, viewed in section in a plane containing the thickness of this tread, has at least one face defining at least one cutout covered at least in part with a second rubber mix, referred to as “covering mix”, this part having covering mix extending when new over a height Hr at least equal to 30% of the height H of the face, and wherein at least one first base mix opens on to the contact face when new or at the latest after wear at most equal to 10% of the height Hr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Chassagnon, Didier Vasseur
  • Patent number: 7984800
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic clutch includes a hydrodynamic circuit formed by at least a pump wheel and a turbine wheel in a clutch housing with a drive-side housing wall extending to the axis of rotation, and a bridging clutch with a piston capable of shifting axially relative to the drive-side housing wall. The turbine wheel is connected to a hub, which is connected for rotation in common to a takeoff, and is axially supported between the hydrodynamic circuit and a flow guide element, which is supported between the hub and the drive-side housing wall, and has first and second flow passages which are axially offset from each other. The flow guide element has a drive-side end with an axial bearing area which can be moved into axial contact with an axial bearing, which is either an axial contact surface on the drive-side housing wall or is assigned to the drive-side housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Peter Frey, Roland Baumann, Michael Greulich, Georg Mencher, Bernd Reinhardt, Peter Hammer, Patrick Rediger
  • Patent number: 7984646
    Abstract: A method of measuring the profile, in three dimensions, of a pavement on which vehicles fitted with at least one tire may run. A first topographical measurement is carried out on site with a precision of at least one millimeter of an elementary surface of said pavement, then the points of contact between said surface and the tread of a given tire are defined and at least a second topographical measurement of said points of contact is carried out on site so as to obtain a three-dimensional representation, with a resolution of the order of one micron, of the microroughness of said points of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Muhlhoff, Marc Chabry
  • Patent number: 7985018
    Abstract: An installation for fabricating a mass of rubber comprises a vessel for compounding the mass of rubber. The vessel includes an outlet opening for the mass of rubber; a gate for closing the opening and movable between a position in which the opening is closed, and a position in which the opening is disengaged; scraper means for scraping the rubber adhering to a so-called internal surface of the gate, this device including a movable scraper member comprising an edge designed to scrape the rubber adhering to the internal surface; and synchronization means for synchronizing the movements of the gate and of the scraper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Gérard Crosnier, Arnaud Letocart
  • Patent number: 7986985
    Abstract: A cellular phone device has an operation-unit casing, a sliding casing which is coupled to the operation-unit casing with the front face of the sliding casing facing the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and which slides with respect to the operation-unit casing in a direction parallel to the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and a direction input device provided on the rear face of the operation-unit casing. The sliding casing slides with respect to the operation-unit casing between a state where the direction input device is covered by the sliding casing and a state where a covering of the direction input device by the sliding casing is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Niitsu, Masaki Uesugi, Yuuichi Oota, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7985879
    Abstract: A novel process for the preparation of N-methyl-N-(2-[4-hydroxyphenyl]ethyl)-5-hydroxy-4-methoxy benzene carboxamide, which is useful as an intermediate in the synthesis of (?)-galantamine, comprises the reaction of a 5-hydroxy-4-methoxy benzoic acid derivative with N-methyl-N-(2-[4-hydroxyphenyl]ethyl) amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Scinopharm Taiwan Ltd.
    Inventors: Lunghu Wang, Yung Fa Chen, Julian Paul Henschke
  • Patent number: 7980624
    Abstract: The device for actuating a pivoting movement of a vehicle flap about a pivot axis includes a gas spring having a cylinder and a piston rod protruding from the cylinder. Either the cylinder or the piston rod is coupled to a fixed component of the vehicle body, and the other one of cylinder and piston rod is coupled to the flap at a distance from the pivot axis. A flexurally rigid guide extends parallel adjacent to the gas spring and is fixedly connected to the cylinder of the gas spring. One region of a flexible tension and compression element is guided in the guide and operatively connected to the flap, and a second region is guided in a flexible casing and operatively connected to a reversible drive, so that the flexible tension and compression element can be motor-driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Hillen, Michael Kleinmann, Andreas Ritter
  • Patent number: 7982955
    Abstract: An optical filter uses two or more reflective polarizers together with retarders to form birefringent filters with controlled transmission. The energy reflected by these polarizers is absorbed by one or more dichroic elements, which can be adjacent to a reflective polarizer; or spaced apart from it by one or more retarder elements. These dichroic elements act as dampers, so the energy of rays undergoing multiple reflections is markedly reduced or virtually eliminated, and high image quality is maintained. This provides a filter arrangement with enhanced spectral range, image quality, or greater extinction, or lower cost, compared to filters using dichroic or prism-type polarizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 7980227
    Abstract: A feed unit for feeding fuel has a housing formed integrally with the casing of a swirl pot, the housing comprising a fine filter. The fine filter is configured open toward one side and is closed by a cover. The cover is formed integrally with a base plate sealing the casing of the swirl pot. As a result, the feed unit has a particularly low number of components to be assembled and can be produced in a particularly cost-effective way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Eck, Dieter Hagist, Matthias Kadler, Martin Maasz, Oliver Schönert, Michael Teichert
  • Patent number: 7981018
    Abstract: A folding superstructure and to a method for operating a folding superstructure of a web-fed rotary printing press with at least one former by which one or more paper webs fed through this former are provided with a longitudinal fold. The longitudinally folded paper web is guided to folding cylinders. The folding cylinders further process the uncut paper web to form cut sheets. The still uncut paper web is actively transported by at least one transporting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: manroland AG
    Inventor: Peter Himmelstoss
  • Patent number: 7980175
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring zonal inking on a printed product having a plurality of inking zones includes a plurality of optical sensors, each of the optical sensors picking up signals from at least one zonal measurement region assigned to a respective one of the plurality of inking zones of the printed product. The apparatus also includes at least one optical switch connected for receiving the picked up signals from the plurality of optical sensors and at least one measurement device connected to the at least one optical switch for receiving the picked up signals and evaluating the picked up signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Schönert, Alfons Schuster
  • Patent number: 7982302
    Abstract: A power semiconductor module comprising: a substrate, a plurality of conductor tracks arranged thereon, the conductor tracks being electrically insulated from one another, and including power semiconductor components arranged thereon; a connecting device, composed of an alternating layer sequence of at least two electrically conductive layers and at least one electrically insulating layer disposed therebetween, for the circuit-conforming connection of the power semiconductor components, the conductor tracks and/or external contact devices. The electrically conductive layers form connecting tracks and at least one transformer is formed integrally with, and thus from the constituent parts of, the connecting device. The transformer is composed of at least one transmitter coil and at least one receiver coil, which are in each case arranged coaxially with respect to one another and are formed with spiral windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Beckedahl, Reinhard Herzer, Thomas Stockmeier
  • Patent number: 7981712
    Abstract: A method for producing an optoelectronic semiconductor chip based on a nitride semiconductor system is specified. The method comprises the steps of: forming a semiconductor section with at least one p-doped region; and forming a covering layer disposed downstream of the semiconductor section in a growth direction of the semiconductor chip, said covering layer having at least one n-doped semiconductor layer. An activation step suitable for electrically activating the p-doped region is effected before or during the formation of the covering layer. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip which can be produced by the method is additionally specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Magnus Ahlstedt, Lutz Höppel, Matthias Peter, Matthias Sabathil, Uwe Strauss, Martin Strassburg
  • Patent number: 7983814
    Abstract: Method for operating an adjustable stabilizer arrangement including an actuator, which applies actuator torque to stabilizer sections as a function of a command variable to influence the rolling movement of a motor vehicle body, where sensors are used to detect the movement of the motor vehicle body and the movements of the wheels. An operating condition of the actuator supplies a variable which can be used to determine the actuator torque, upon which is superimposed an adjustment signal for the actuator, and where the variable is modified by a weighting factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Karl-Hermann Ketteler, Andreas Fuessl, Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 7980291
    Abstract: An arrangement for maintaining the warmth of slabs which exit from a continuous casting installation and which can be transported on a roller table for further processing. In order to optimize the thermal balance between the continuous casting installation and the hot rolling mill, a supporting part is provided for receiving a slab, which supporting part can be placed on the roller table and transported thereon, and an insulating box which can be placed upon the supporting part and which substantially encloses the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Thomas Fest, Erich Hovestädt, Wolfgang Mossner
  • Patent number: 7982387
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component comprises a first electrode (3), a radiation-emitting layer sequence (1) having an active region (10) on the first electrode (3), which region has a main extension plane (E) with a surface normal (N) and emits an electromagnetic primary radiation having a non-Lambertian emission characteristic, a second electrode (4) on the radiation-emitting layer sequence (1), said second electrode being transparent to the primary radiation, and a wavelength conversion layer (2) in the beam path of the primary radiation, which converts the primary radiation at least partly into an electromagnetic secondary radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Claus Krummacher, Florian Schindler, Norwin von Malm, Manfred Url