Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dilworth & Barrese
  • Patent number: 8308537
    Abstract: A system for generating an electronic puzzle for a user. The system comprises a user interface; a processor in communication with the user interface; and a memory in communication with the processor. The processor is effective to receive a first image and a second set of images; break the first image into a plurality of first pieces; and create a plurality of partitions corresponding to the first image and the second set of images, each partition defining an area. The processor is further effective to display the first pieces to the user on a user interface; receive a first request from a user to release a particular one of the first pieces at a first location; when the first location is inside an area of a first particular partition corresponding to the particular first piece, display the first piece in the first particular partition on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: John M. Sherin, Jeremy Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8300417
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for accommodating at least two different sized cards, the apparatus comprising a card housing comprising one or more card slots, each card slot being adaptable for inserting the at least two different sized cards; and a card guide system for adapting said one or more card slots for insertion of at least one of the at least two different sized cards. There is also provided a modified mezzanine card having at least one increased non-standard physical dimension relative to a standard mezzanine card suitable for insertion in the apparatus using the card guide system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Leibowitz, James Limardo, William F. Aversano, Michael Borthwick, Elliot Samuel, Saeed Karamooz
  • Patent number: 8299149
    Abstract: There is provided herein a process for purifying bisphosphate comprising solvating a molten bisphosphate in a mixture of water and water miscible solvent; cooling the solution over a period and to a temperature that provides for crystallization of solid product; increasing the pH of the solution prior to, and/or during, and/or after the initiation of crystallization, and/or after crystallization, by the addition of a base; and after crystallization is complete, separating solid product from the solution; washing the separated solid product in the same and/or different mixture of water and water miscible solvent; and, washing the solid product which has been washed in the mixture with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ICL-IP America Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Zilberman, Dorit Canfi, Andrew Gregor, Andrew Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 8291647
    Abstract: A self-contained structure configurable as a shipping container and as a dwelling is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Esposito
  • Patent number: 8286322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a connection between a corrugated tube and a further body, wherein the further body has a bore having a bore diameter which is smaller than the outer diameter of the corrugated tube, with the method including the step of drawing or pressing the corrugated tube into the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Bildstein
  • Patent number: 8287662
    Abstract: A composition for metal surface treatment can form a chemical conversion coating film which achieves sufficient foundation surface concealment, coating adhesion and corrosion resistance. A method for treating the surface of a metal material with such a composition for metal surface treatment is used. Specifically a metal surface treatment composition used for a treatment of a metal surface, contains a zirconium compound and/or a titanium compound, and a polyamine compound having a number average molecular weight of not less than 150 but not more than 500,000. The polyamine compound contains not less than 0.1 millimole but not more than 17 millimoles of a primary and/or secondary amino group per 1 g of the solid content, and the content of the zirconium compound and/or titanium compound in the metal surface treatment composition is not less than 10 ppm but not more than 10,000 ppm in terms of metal elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Thomas Kolberg
  • Patent number: 8282467
    Abstract: An innovative approach is provided to cashless gaming providing extra security already offered by a gaming console. On a player withdrawing stored credits on a first gaming console, the value of credits are stored in a non-playable account on the first gaming console, while dispensing a ticket with information on the ticket linking the ticket to the non-playable credit account and the stored credit amount. A player may then insert or scan the ticket into a second gaming console which, using information on the ticket, queries the first gaming console to transfer the stored non-playable credits to the second gaming console for the player to continue using the credits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventors: Martin Visocnik, Stuart Wills
  • Patent number: 8275591
    Abstract: A crane planner for planning an operation of a crane, in particular a crawler crane, with a central planning unit which comprises a central database with data on the usable cranes and a calculation module for calculating the load moments occurring during the operation, wherein the simulation and calculation of the operations is executed by the central planning unit and the input and output of data is effected via clients, the clients communicating with the central planning unit via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Hübler, Ronny Türtscher, Rene Battlogg
  • Patent number: 8272850
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driven membrane pump has a pump housing inside which at least one pump chamber (15) having at least one intake and outlet is formed and delimited between a gable (1) of the pump housing and at least one completely-sealed membrane (14) attached to a wall (4) of the pump housing and, in an axial direction of the pump housing, to a running axle (13) suspended in at least two separated suspensions in a longitudinal direction of the axle (13). At least one of the suspensions is composed of a flat spring (9) attached to the axle (13) in a radial direction out toward the wall (4) of the pump housing. The axle (13) is composed of magnetic material to be driven by a magnetic field from an electromagnet (7) for oscillation in its longitudinal direction and moving the membrane (14) in corresponding oscillating movement. The flat spring (9) is composed of an inner and at least one outer part, with the inner part attached to the axle (13) and the outer part(s) attached to the pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xavitech AB
    Inventor: Johan Stenberg
  • Patent number: 8269171
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting, tracking and identifying a gas plume. The system comprises a processor and a detector in communication with the processor. The detector is effective to detect spectral radiance from a region of interest to detect first and second detected spectral radiance data with a known time difference. A database is in communication with the processor, the database includes a library. The processor is effective to create at least a first image and a second image from the first and second detected spectral radiance data and co-register the first and second images to produce a first co-registered image and a second co-registered image. The processor is further effective to subtract the first co-registered image from the second co-registered image to produce a difference image and generate a cluster region around a difference region in the difference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Brian A. Gorin
  • Patent number: 8262809
    Abstract: An easily handleable composition for metal surface treatment is provided which achieves foundation surface concealment, coating adhesion and corrosion resistance equal to or higher than those obtained by the conventional metal surface treatment compositions. This composition for metal surface treatment places no burden on the environment. A method for treating the surface of a metal material in which such a composition for metal surface treatment is used, and a metal material treated by such a metal surface treatment method, are also provided. Specifically disclosed is a metal surface treatment composition used for a treatment of a metal surface, which composition contains a zirconium compound and/or titanium compound substantially not containing fluorine, and an inorganic acid and/or a salt thereof. This metal surface treatment composition has a pH of not less than 1.5 but not more than 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Thomas Kolberg
  • Patent number: 8262225
    Abstract: An eye examination apparatus includes an accommodation power acquisition unit, a corrected accommodation power calculation unit, a drive unit and an accommodative microfluctuation measurement unit. The accommodation power acquisition unit acquires an accommodation power which is determined from a difference between a near point and a distant point of an examined eye. The corrected accommodation power calculation unit calculates an integrated value of the accommodation power and a correction coefficient. The drive unit drives a vision target in a direction of an optical axis of the examined eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Right Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Ueno, Kenichi Takahashi, Norikazu Hamanaka
  • Patent number: 8258128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel aza-thia-benzoazulene derivatives of formula I as defined in the claims, their preparation, the use of these novel compounds for the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions, the use of these novel compounds and compositions for managing arthritis and arthritis-related conditions as well as in the treatment of pain in animals and humans. More particularly, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical, preferably veterinary compositions and methods for reducing inflammation and pain associated with acute inflammation of body parts, particularly joints, due to injury or due to arthritic conditions or other disease conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Pietro Bollinger, Mahavir Prashad, Bernhard Riss, Janet Dawson King, Peter C. Hiestand, Yugang Liu, Jonathan King, Vincent Schmid, Friedrich Schuerch
  • Patent number: 8235231
    Abstract: The present invention represents a procedure for compensating the heave movement of offshore cranes. The dynamic model of the compensation actuator (hydraulically operated winch) and the load hanging on a rope are derived. Based on this model, a path-tracking control unit is developed. To compensate the movement of the ship/watercraft caused by waves, the heave movement is defined as a time-varying disturbance and is analyzed with respect to uncoupling conditions. With a model expansion, these conditions are satisfied, and an inversion-based uncoupling control law is formulated. To stabilize the system, an observer is used for reconstructing the unknown state by means of a force measurement. Furthermore, the compensation efficiency can be improved by predicting the heave movement. There is proposed a prediction method in which no ship/watercraft models or properties are required. The simulation and measurement results validate the heave compensation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schneider, Oliver Sawodny, Joerg Neupert, Tobias Mahl, Sebastian Kuchler
  • Patent number: 8235112
    Abstract: A gas flow system for removing a liquid from a well bore and allowing for gas production is provided. The gas flow system comprises a casing in the well bore for allowing flow of the liquid and gas; a tubing string in the casing for allowing flow of the liquid and gas; pressure measurement devices for use in determining a rate of liquid influx into the well bore; a casing control valve moveable between various positions ranging from fully open to fully closed for controlling flow through the casing; a tubing control valve moveable between various positions ranging from fully open to fully closed for controlling flow through the tubing; and flow measurement devices for determining the rate of flow through the tubing and the total rate of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: EnCana Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Lowe, Javier Alfonso Becaria Valero, Clarence Robert Dyck
  • Patent number: 8235307
    Abstract: A clamp comprising a first end including a base and a hooked portion and a second end moveably connected to the base of the first end. The second end includes a clamped portion and a wire jaw maintaining a wire. The wire jaw is shaped so as to be placed in the second end. The wire jaw including a base and arms extending from the base. The arms defining an opening including teeth, the teeth effective to grip and provide high contact pressure on a rail. A spring is disposed on the base of the first end and is effective to bias the second end toward the hooked portion of the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Twinco Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John Schatz, Walter Weiss
  • Patent number: 8235256
    Abstract: A system consisting of a hand-piece with a lever operated hydraulic pump and a fluid reservoir, a connecting tube and a remote connector which will seal to a syringe body which contains a viscous material. The pump expels fluid from the reservoir into the top of the syringe via the connecting tube where the fluid presses on the syringe plunger expelling the viscous material from the primary chamber of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: Lawrence Green, Arturo A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8234818
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer with an appliance carcass, can be closed by at least one door, and a powered door operating device for automatically operating the door. The door operating device has drives both automatically opening and closing the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Hecht, Dietmar Blersch, Georg Dorner
  • Patent number: D669323
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Wiktor E. Gorowski
  • Patent number: D669574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Dag Nordström