Patents Represented by Attorney Dann, Dorfman, Herrell and Skillman, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8347472
    Abstract: A clip automatic-mounting tool comprises a clip holder (10) for holding and retaining a clip (C) to a first axial portion of a tensioning wire (W) embedded in a cushioned padding (P) for a seat, a drive cylinder (13) for moving the clip holder (10), a guide plate (11) including a portion having a first width substantially equal to that of the clip holder (10), and a tip end portion having a second width wider than the first width, the clip holder (10) being adapted to be moved along the guide plate (11) by the drive cylinder (13), and an insertion arm (12) extending along a side edge of the tip end portion of the guide plate (11) and forward protruding in an oblique upward direction from the tip end portion of the guide plate (11), the insertion arm (12) having a cutout groove (12b) formed in a tip end portion (12a) thereof for engagingly receiving a second axial portion of the wire (W), which is spaced from the first axial portion of the wire (W), when the insertion arm (12) is inserted into the cushioned pa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanao Nanjo
  • Patent number: 8351216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layered structure assembly (1) for a DC to AC inverter comprising: a first layered structure (10) with first (12) and second (13) conductive layers, a second layered structure (14) with third (16) and fourth (17) conductive layers, and at least one connector (21) providing a low resistance/inductance interconnection between layered structures (10, 14), the connecter (21) comprising a rod (23) inside a sleeve (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Power Concepts NZ Limited
    Inventor: Christopher William Fotherby
  • Patent number: 8333852
    Abstract: In a method and with a device for preparing process gases (3) for heat treatments of metallic materials/workpieces, the respective process gas (3) is to be fed into at least one treatment chamber (1.1) in an industrial furnace (1) having been practically fully prepared, homogenised and heated, and the method is to be carried out both with newly built and particularly with already existing installations of industrial furnaces (1) with the aid of the device, wherein the process gas (3) is prepared with compression at temperatures uncoupled from the temperature in the treatment chamber (1.1), in a process separate from the heat treatment process in the treatment chamber (1.1), and in a temperature range up to about 1250° C., and is rendered usable for economical and low-emission heat treatment (FIG. 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ipsen, Inc.
    Inventors: Werner Hendrik Grobler, Peter Haase, Bernd Edenhofer, Jens Bechthold, Thorsten Requardt, Thomas Eversmann
  • Patent number: 8320651
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to report the findings of an expert's analysis of image data. The method and system are based on a reporting system that forms the basis of an image management system that can efficiently and systematically generate image reports, facilitate data entry into searchable databases for data mining, and expedite billing and collections for the expert's services. The expert identifies a significant finding on an image and attaches a location:description code to the location of that finding in order to create a significant finding and an entry into a database. Further descriptions of that finding, such as dimensional measurements, may be automatically appended to the finding as secondary attributes. After the evaluation, the system sorts the findings in the database and presents the findings by prioritized categories. The expert edits and approves a multimedia report which may be delivered by electronic means to an end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: David J. Vining, Yaorong Ge, David K. Ahn, David R. Stelts
  • Patent number: 8303469
    Abstract: A trampoline comprises a flexible mat, a plurality of resiliently flexible rods each having an upper end retained in the flexible mat, and a base frame arranged to retain the lower ends of the flexible rods. The base frame comprises for each rod an aperture through an upper side of the base frame into the interior of the tubular frame, and a formation into the interior of the tubular base frame from the lower side of the base frame and spaced laterally from the aperture, which may be formed by deforming material of the underside wall of the base frame into the interior of the base frame, for receiving the lower end of the flexible rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Board & Batten International Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Vivian Alexander
  • Patent number: 8301682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a divider for dividing a dividend by a divisor. The divider includes a subtractor for subtracting the divisor from the dividend to produce a result, storage space with a preliminary answer, and a processor for revising the dividend and preliminary answer based on the result. Each interation the divider is adapted to reiterate the subtraction and revision multiple times, based on a revised dividend and revised preliminary answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Tait Electronics Limited
    Inventor: Refik Shadich
  • Patent number: 8294898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotationally asymmetric chaotic optical multi-pass cavity useful in optical gas sensing spectroscopy, optical delay lines, and laser amplification systems, for example. The cavity may include a single closed mirror having a light reflective surface that is deformed in two orthogonal directions and more particularly, but not exclusively, in the shape of a quadrupole in both horizontal and vertical planes. The cavity includes a light entry port and a light exit port which may be the same or separate ports, as well as a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The optical path length, the beam divergence rate, and the spot pattern are controlled by selecting the cavity deformation coefficients and the input beam direction to achieve the desired beam path and beam quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Dongxia Qu, Claire Gmachl
  • Patent number: 8282701
    Abstract: A small diameter, elongated steel article, comprising fully consolidated, prealloyed metal powder is disclosed. The consolidated metal powder has a microstructure that has a substantially uniform distribution of fine grains having a grain size of not larger than about 9 when determined in accordance with ASTM Standard Specification E 112. The microstructure of the consolidated metal powder is further characterized by having a plurality of substantially spheroidal carbides uniformly distributed throughout the consolidated metal powder that are not greater than about 6 microns in major dimension and a plurality of sulfides uniformly distributed throughout the consolidated metal powder wherein the sulfides are not greater than about 2 microns in major dimension. A process for making the elongated steel article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CRS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Schiess, Pierre Marechal, Gregory J. Del Corso
  • Patent number: 8277001
    Abstract: A storage unit (10) for electronic devices that comprises an openable housing and a mounting system (40) for receiving and retaining one or more electronic devices within the housing. The mounting system (40) has a hinging assembly (44) that supports two or more brackets (42), each bracket being arranged to receive and retain one or more electronic devices and being hingedly moveable relative to any other bracket by virtue of the hinging assembly to thereby enable access to the bracket for the installation, maintenance or removal of an electronic device or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Thureon Limited
    Inventors: Ross Albert Vincent, Darren Gregory Smith, Robbie David Wells
  • Patent number: 8280531
    Abstract: A method and computer program for the control of the heat treatment of batches of metal workpieces for increasing the degree of automation of industrial furnace plants presumes an identical batch layout, an identical treatment program, and an identical article geometry of metal workpieces and relates it to a model batch, which has been run using batch thermoelements. The model batch becomes the foundation for a new batch. Through the assumption of program parameters of the actually run process of the model batch into the program of the new batch to be run, new batch thermoelements are not required for the new batch to be run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ipsen, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Eversmann, Thomas Muhlhaus, Frank Biester, Regina Wolf, Jorg Willeke, Werner Schulte
  • Patent number: 8275446
    Abstract: A computer system and a computer-implemented method are provided for interactively displaying a three-dimensional rendering of a structure having a lumen and for indicating regions of abnormal wall structure. A three-dimensional volume of data is formed from a series of two-dimensional images representing at least one physical property associated with the three-dimensional structure. An isosurface of a selected region of interest is created by a computer from the volume of data based on a selected value or values of a physical property representing the selected region of interest. A wireframe model of the isosurface is generated by the computer wherein the wireframe model includes a plurality of vertices. The vertices are then grouped into populations of contiguous vertices having a characteristic indicating abnormal wall structure by the computer. The wireframe model is then rendered by the computer in an interactive three-dimensional display to indicate the populations of abnormal wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: David J. Vining, Gordon W. Hunt, David K. Ahn, David R. Stelts, Yaorong Ge, Paul F. Hemler, Tiffany W. Salido
  • Patent number: 8271229
    Abstract: A method for estimating weight of a payload held by load lifting machine 1, wherein the load lifting machine comprises lifting linkage with a boom 5 pivotably connected to a machine chassis 2, the method comprising calculating an estimation using the torque of the boom 5, torque of the boom during calibration lifts for first and second payloads, and dynamic torque adjustment determined for first and second payloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Actronic Limited
    Inventors: Hsin Pai Hsu, Jennifer Carol King, Paul John Corder
  • Patent number: 8268633
    Abstract: A method for conducting a broad range of biochemical analyses or manipulations on a series of nano- to subnanoliter reaction volumes and an apparatus for carrying out the same are disclosed. The invention is implemented on a fluidic microchip to provide high serial throughput. In particular, the disclosed device is a microfabricated channel device that can manipulate nanoliter or subnanoliter reaction volumes in a controlled manner to produce results at rates of 1 to 10 Hz per channel. The reaction volumes are manipulated in serial fashion analogous to a digital shift register. The invention has application to such problems as screening molecular or cellular targets using single beads from split-synthesis combinatorial libraries, screening single cells for RNA or protein expression, genetic diagnostic screening at the single cell level, or performing single cell signal transduction studies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Ramsey, Stephen C. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8246901
    Abstract: A furnace (1), which, for the heat treatment of metal workpieces, has a tubular metal retort (3) and a furnace housing (2) enclosing the retort (3), the retort (3) comprising a gastight closable treatment or batch space (10), which receives the protective and reactive gases, for the heat treatment of the workpieces and a receptacle framework (8) as a batch receptacle for the positioning thereof, the weight of the batch and the receptacle framework (8) is decoupled from the retort (3), the receptacle framework (8) is connected to means (5) for support on the furnace housing (2), and the means (5) are guided gastight in passages (6) of a wall (2.1) of the furnace housing (2) and a wall (3.1) of the retort (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ipsen, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Sarres, Heinz Schwall
  • Patent number: 8236976
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter relates to novel processes for making an epoxy alcohol from an aldehyde, comprising the steps of: (a) adding (i) an organozinc compound or (ii) divinylzinc compound and an diorganozinc compound to said aldehyde in the presence of a first catalyst to form an allylic alkoxide compound; and (b) epoxidizing said allylic alkoxide compound in the presence of an oxidant and a second catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Patrick Walsh, Alice E. Lurain, Ann R. Kelly, Aaron G. Maestri
  • Patent number: 8235928
    Abstract: A low profile dynamic extension splint for biasing a person's fingers and/or a thumb in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
    Inventor: Joseph R. Padova
  • Patent number: 8226059
    Abstract: An assembly for supporting an item has a housing (11) has a first surface (23), a second surface (25) opposite to the first surface, and a periphery (27) between the first and second surface. An opening (33) is provided in the first surface of the housing and a cavity (35) extends inwardly from the opening. At least one engagement surface (43) is present in the cavity and positioned toward the second surface, and configured to provide a first region of support. A support component (7) for supporting the item is configured to engage with the engagement surface(s) (43) of the housing with a portion of the support component extending from the opening (33) of the housing and supported by a second region of support at or toward the fkst surface of the housing, to support the item. A base unit and support component are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hiddenhook Limited
    Inventor: Peter Anthony Marshall
  • Patent number: D665182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Air New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Anthony Eric Hilton, Victoria Anne Bamford, Kerry Alan Reeves, Jamie Stewart Booth
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    Patent number: D670526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Air New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Jane Street, Kent Diggs, Michael Whittaker, Paul Bernard Mitchell
  • Patent number: D673625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Creative Impact Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Peter Mowbray