Patents Represented by Attorney DeLio & Peterson LLC
  • Patent number: 8342555
    Abstract: One embodiment of a tricycle (20) having a spine frame (22), supported by a rear wheel (34) and a pair of steerable front wheels (36), and supporting a recumbent seat (42) pivotably attached at its rear. A pedal boom (44) extends forwardly of the spine (26) and supports a pedal crank assembly (46). The front wheels each support a lateral arm (28) with the front wheel pivotably attached at the distal end and an angular projection (80) attached at the proximal end. A pivot (78) connects each angular projection to the spine, allowing the lateral arms and attached front wheels to fold to a stowed position alongside the spine. Another pivot (84) connects the boom to the spine, allowing the boom fold back to a stowed position against the spine. In the travel position, a clamp arrests the angular projections, and can arrest the boom and seat. The tricycle is collapsible to several levels of compactness. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Alan Roy Ball, Eric John Ball
  • Patent number: 8337646
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for filling vias in a product greensheet and/or repairing vias in a product greensheet. The method and apparatus utilize a transfer greensheet having filled vias in a fixed array, which vias are punched into the product greensheet to either repair or fill the via of the product greensheet. The method and apparatus employ position determining means such as a camera, a punch head and a corresponding punch die and an activating means to activate the punch head to punch the transfer greensheet via to fill the product greensheet via. The transfer greensheet has a fixed array of filled vias and a transfer greensheet station employs a fixed plate having a plurality of vacuum ports positioned in the non-via areas of the transfer greensheet which secures the transfer greensheet during the method. The product greensheet is held by a vacuum plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. LaPlante, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 8339605
    Abstract: A target system for determining positioning error between lithographically produced integrated circuit fields on at least one lithographic level. The target system includes a first target pattern on a lithographic field containing an integrated circuit pattern, with the first target pattern comprising a plurality of sub-patterns symmetric about a first target pattern center and at a same first distance from the first target pattern center. The target system also includes a second target pattern on a different lithographic field, with the second target pattern comprising a plurality of sub-patterns symmetric about a second target pattern center and at a same second distance from the second target pattern center. The second target pattern center is intended to be at the same location as the first target pattern center. The centers of the first and second target patterns may be determined and compared to determine positioning error between the lithographic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Nanometrics Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher P. Ausschnitt, Lewis A. Binns, Jaime D. Morillo, Nigel P. Smith
  • Patent number: 8325039
    Abstract: Electrified access-control technology devices for a door, particularly electrified locks for a door, having embedded circuitry therein, and methods of making the same. One or more printed circuit boards (PCBs) having various electronic circuitry are secured inside a housing that encases an access-control device, particularly a lock, for a door. The one or more PCB(s) may be embedded on an internal surface of the housing such that the embedded PCB resides inside the housing along with the lock itself. The embedded PCB(s) avoid interference of both any working components of the lock inside the housing and any openings residing in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Picard, Robert C. Hunt, Scott B. Lowder
  • Patent number: 8322063
    Abstract: A firearms magazine has compound tapered side walls and feed lips having substantially parallel end portions for maintaining contact with the cartridge as it is loaded. Removable inserts reduce the interior length and width to hold cartridges of different sizes. One insert has a channel along its height to protect the cartridge noses, and is held by a reinforcing member. A movable cartridge follower feeds the cartridges out of the magazine and has a pair of projections extending along its length for contacting and centering the last cartridge and a projection at one end slideable in the channel of the insert. The follower has one or more downwardly extending members to contact the floor or walls to maintain position of the follower with respect thereto. Projections extending inward from the side walls contact shoulders of the firearms cartridges in sliding relationship as they are fed out of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent P. Battaglia
  • Patent number: 8317523
    Abstract: A multiple plug connector for a printed circuit board having a mounting part and at least two contact parts which each have a plug part for plug-connection to a complementary plug part of a plug connector, wherein an opening is formed for each contact part and each contact part passes through one of the openings by way of the plug part and is mechanically fixed to the mounting part. Each contact part has, on a side facing the printed circuit board, at least one contact element for electrical contact with a conductor of the printed circuit board. The mounting part has at least one first contact for electrical contact to at least one contact element of a contact part, and at least a second contact electrically connected to at least one first contact device for electrical contact with a conductor on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventors: Willem Blakborn, Martin Zebhauser, Ulrich Kobele
  • Patent number: 8307575
    Abstract: A rifle assembly includes a central chassis having a vertically aligned opening and a pair of slots extending from the sidewalls into the opening. An action has a pair of projections engageable with the at slots in the chassis and is removably securable within the chassis. The action is insertable into and removable from above the chassis, with the action axis at an angle to the chassis axis, to engage the respective action and chassis slot and projection. The action is rotatable with respect to the chassis upon engagement of the respective action and chassis slot and projection to align the axes of the action and chassis and lock the action to the chassis against rotation and removal. A resilient material is disposed between the chassis and action to load the action to the chassis with a force in excess of recoil force of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent P. Battaglia
  • Patent number: 8306970
    Abstract: Methods, program products, computer program products and systems for uniquely identifying an individual within a population to the exclusion of all others within the population by comparing data from unique data sources based on the name of the individual for providing a collection of preliminary suspects. An individual search service provider is then searched for additional data relating to the collection of preliminary suspects to locate any potential matches, which are reconciled with data from the unique data sources to locate at least a portion of a unique identifier that may be associated with the individual. The potential matches and portion of the unique identifier are compared with other data records within the individual search data source for locating a complete unique identifier that may be associated with the individual, followed by determining whether or not this complete unique identifier uniquely identifies the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Drubner
  • Patent number: 8297222
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a flowable conductive paste onto a greensheet from a dispensing apparatus comprising an orifice member having first and second surfaces and a bore therethrough between the surfaces, a pressurized chamber adjacent the orifice member first surface containing the paste, and a punch having a face movable through the orifice member bore. The method comprises positioning the punch outside the orifice member bore such that the punch face is spaced from the orifice member first surface, flowing a desired amount of paste onto the punch face, moving the paste on the punch face through the orifice member bore until the punch face extends beyond the orifice member second surface, and contacting the workpiece with the paste while still on the punch face to deposit the paste on the greensheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Weiss, James N Humenik, Mark J LaPlante, David C Long
  • Patent number: 8293091
    Abstract: Electrostatic filters, systems and methods having separate positively and negatively charged filter elements within electrically isolated filter tanks for electrostatically filtering particles from a fluid flow. Both positive charged connections biased to earth ground and negative charged connections biased to earth ground are made to the respective positive and negative charged filter elements, along with triboelectric induced charge accumulations from the fluid flow, for separating charged particles within the fluid flowing parallel through these oppositely charged filter elements. Variable resistors of a power supply connected to such filters, systems and methods provide for controlling and adjusting for any undesired voltage excesses and/or shortfalls within these filter tanks so that the fluid flowing exiting these filter tanks is unbiased to generate a filtered fluid having balanced electrostatic charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: McCormick and Munson Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald L. Munson, David M. Butler, Daniel P. McCormick
  • Patent number: 8277248
    Abstract: An HF plug connector having an outside conductor part, and inside conductor part arranged within the outside conductor part and an end on the mating side that is designed for a plug-in connection to a complementary HF plug connector, wherein a housing made of an electrically insulating material, is arranged on the mating side end of the HF plug connector, at least partially surrounding the outside conductor part, wherein the housing exhibits a through-hole into which the outside conductor part engages. The outside conductor part has a first axial retaining element designed to a first predetermined section of the housing upon assembly on the outside conductor part and a second axial retaining element designed so that said second axial retaining element presses a second predetermined section of the housing together upon assembly on the outside conductor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Willem Blakborn
  • Patent number: 8277236
    Abstract: A calibration adapter with coaxial connector for connecting to a complementary coaxial connector of a device to be calibrated, where the coaxial connector has an inner conductor part, an outer conductor part arranged coaxially thereto, and a male termination. The calibration adapter has a drum where at least two calibration standards are arranged, the drum is rotatably arranged on a pin connected centrally to a first cap such that a longitudinal axis of the pin is flush with a longitudinal axis of the first cap. The coaxial connector with a second termination opposite the male termination, is connected eccentrically to the longitudinal axis of the first cap, and the at least two calibration standards are arranged in the drum such that by the rotation of the drum relative to the first cap, the second termination can be optionally connected to one of the calibration standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Frank Weiss
  • Patent number: 8272523
    Abstract: A holder for circular containers of polish, waxes, pastes and liquids comprising a generally circular base having an underside surface cupped downward and a hollowed circular aperture having an aperture bottom and at least one vertical aperture wall adapted to frictionally accept a container. The holder includes an adapter ring having an outer diameter corresponding to the at least one vertical aperture wall and an inside diameter adapted to frictionally support the container. The downward cupped underside surface is adapted to create a vacuum adhesion to a support surface upon which it is placed when a downward pressure is applied to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shine Mate LLC
    Inventor: Richard P. DeMusis, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8267271
    Abstract: A collapsible beverage container has a plurality of co-axially oriented, concentric cylindrical wall sections of progressively different diameters. The wall sections are extendable from a collapsed position wherein the wall sections substantially completely overlap in an axial direction to an extended position wherein the wall sections only partially overlap in an axial direction. The collapsible beverage container includes one or more elastomeric gaskets between adjacent cylindrical wall sections, each gasket providing a liquid-tight seal along the entire extension of the adjacent cylindrical wall sections between the extended and collapsed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Faris Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: David Faris
  • Patent number: 8267616
    Abstract: A pivot joint includes a first component (12) having a projecting boss form (16) and a second component (11) having an opening (25) for receiving the boss form (16). A headed fastener (32) and washer (27) engage with the boss form (16), which includes engagement elements (17) that dig into the washer (27) when the joint is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Assa Abloy New Zealand Limited
    Inventor: Duncan McGregor
  • Patent number: 8251762
    Abstract: An HF angle plug connector having an exterior conductor component and an interior conductor component, wherein the interior conductor component has a fastening element for mechanical and electrical connection to an interior conductor component of a coaxial cable, wherein the exterior conductor component has a cable-side end on which the coaxial cable is arranged and a front face opposite the cable-side end, the front face being transected by a longitudinal axis of the installed coaxial cable, and wherein an inspection opening is on the exterior conductor component such that the fastening element of the interior conductor component is visible through the inspection opening after installation of the interior conductor component of the coaxial cable on the fastening element of the interior conductor component, wherein a cover component for closing the inspection opening is one piece with the exterior conductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Maier, Helmut Muehlfellner
  • Patent number: 8238644
    Abstract: A method for determining an image of a patterned object formed by a polychromatic lithographic projection system having a laser radiation source of a finite spectral bandwidth and a lens for imaging the patterned object to an image plane within a resist layer. The method comprises providing patterns for the object, a spectrum of the radiation source to be used in the lithographic projection system, an intensity and polarization distribution of the radiation source, and a lens impulse response in the spatial domain or in the spatial frequency domain of the image. The method then includes forming a polychromatic 4D bilinear vector kernel comprising a partially coherent polychromatic joint response between pairs of points in the spatial domain or in the spatial frequency domain, determining the dominant polychromatic 2D kernels of the polychromatic 4D bilinear vector kernel, and determining the image of the patterned object from convolutions of the object patterns with the dominant polychromatic 2D kernels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Brunner, Gregg M. Gallatin, Ronald L. Gordon, Kafai Lai, Alan E. Rosenbluth, Nakgeuon Seong
  • Patent number: 8234892
    Abstract: A mortice lock is disclosed which has a lock casing which provides a first point of entrapment and a second point of entrapment, a latch bolt which can move between a latching position and an unlatching position, a handle for moving the latch bolt between the latching position and the un-latching position, a key cylinder, an operating assembly and a locking member. The operating assembly can move between a first position in which a deflectable portion of the operating assembly engages with the first point of entrapment and a second position in which the deflectable portion engages with the second point of entrapment. Only the key cylinder can move the operating assembly between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Australia Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Edward T. Laverty, Michael David Swales, Morrison John Just, Dana Shari Voysey
  • Patent number: 8239294
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for providing a variety of end product build plans based on multiple business scenarios for exhausting excess inventory. Raw financial data and variable scaling factors are input into a scenario engine component along with a business objective that contains logic. The scaling factor may be embedded within the logic of the business objective, or it may be selected by a user to indicate the user's preferences. The scenario engine then applies the financial data and variable scaling factor inputs to the business objective logic to generate modified financial data. The logic of the business objective may also be manipulated to provide modified logic. The modified financial data, and optionally the modified logic, are then input into an optimizer component for determining multiple portfolios for end products that, if built, would consume excess inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Agrawal, Thomas R. Ervolina, Yunhee Jang
  • Patent number: 8231398
    Abstract: A coaxial connector with an outer conductor having a first plug-side end and a second plug-side end, and an inner conductor having a first plug-side end and a second plug-side end. The inner conductor has a first inner conductor part forming the first plug-side end of the inner conductor and a second inner conductor part forming the second plug-side end of the inner conductor. The two inner conductor parts are arranged and configured such that they are mobile relative to each other in the axial direction, the inner conductor being configured as an inner conductor bellows between the two inner conductor parts. The inner conductor bellows is configured such that upon a change in length, a changing capacitance of the inner conductor bellows is compensated by a correspondingly changing opposite inductance of the inner conductor bellows such that the characteristic impedance of the coaxial connector remains substantially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Rosenberger