Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dilworth & Barrese
  • Patent number: 8186173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a no-frost refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit comprising a fan for the generation of an airflow in a compartment of the unit to be cooled, wherein the unit comprises detection means for the detection of at least one parameter as well as a control or regulation unit which is made such that it varies the speed of the fan in dependence on the at least one measured parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schropp, Klaus Oelmaier
  • Patent number: 8186042
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printed wiring board assembly having active and passive components embedded between the printed wiring board layers and associated fabrication method so as to complete a multilayer printed wiring board to improve the flexibility of circuit layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Tezak, Craig F. Lapinski, Jay B. Hinerman
  • Patent number: 8186669
    Abstract: A paper feed cassette of an image forming apparatus is provided with a sheet receptacle and a pair of width adjustment guides. A cassette feeder of the image forming apparatus is provided with a plurality of rollers, a plurality of roller holders, and a plurality of roller biasing members. When the paper feed cassette is mounted on a feeder housing, an upper end of width adjustment guides is configured to cause at least one of the roller holders to move upward in a height direction of the image forming apparatus such that at least one of the rollers does not come in contact with a topmost sheet of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Ohkura
  • Patent number: 8187375
    Abstract: A composition for use in construction that is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that when applied to a surface produces a smooth or textured, water-shedding (hydrophobic properties), aesthetically-pleasing, protective continuous coating. The coated surface as well as the method of preparing and applying the composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Formulated Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John Garuti, Jr., Louis M. Calvo
  • Patent number: 8184751
    Abstract: A system and associated method is provided for improved rejection of an interfering signal coupled from a transmission antenna into a local receive antenna in the presence of local multipath. A system of the invention includes a common feedback junction, (i.e., a single sampling point used by all parameter matching control loops), for adjusting a number of distortion matching circuits while advantageously maintaining independence of tuning and other independent circuit actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Lackey
  • Patent number: 8177081
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lattice mast crane with a lattice mast boom to be luffed up in a vertical luffing plane, which comprises a pivot piece, a plurality of lattice pieces releasably connectable with each other, and a head piece. In accordance with the invention, the lattice mast boom includes a first and a second region, wherein in the first region the lattice mast boom includes at least two first strands of interconnected first lattice pieces extending in parallel in longitudinal direction of the boom, which are connected with the pivot piece via a lower cross-beam and with the head piece via an upper cross-beam, and wherein in the second region the lattice mast boom only consists of a second strand of interconnected second lattice pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Bohnacker
  • Patent number: 8168681
    Abstract: Novel amidoacetonitrile compounds are disclosed. The compounds have pesticidal properties and are suitable for controlling endoparasites on warm-blooded animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Noëlle Gauvry, Thomas Goebel
  • Patent number: 8168103
    Abstract: A method for making a mushroom-type hook strap for mechanical fasteners is disclosed. In a first stage of the method, a hook strap on which a plurality of hook preforms each having a substantially V-shaped free end are integrally molded. Then, in a second stage of the method, the V-shaped free end of each the hook preform is deformed into a polygonal head portion by two calendar rolls so as to form a mushroom-type hook strap that has a higher engaging percentage with the loop strap, has a longer lifetime, and is capable of providing a reliable and all-directional uniform fastening function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Paiho Limited
    Inventor: Sen Mei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8164842
    Abstract: A lens driving device 1 is provided, in which a spring 11 includes an outer ring portion 11b that is fixed to a body 5, an inner ring portion 11a that is fixed to a lens support 7, and an arm portion 11c that connects the outer ring portion 11b and the inner ring portion 11a, and the lens support 7 is moved in an optical axis direction of a lens by way of an electromagnetic force that is generated by applying electric current to a coil 15 from a terminal member 6, the terminal member 6 including a superimposed portion 6a that is superimposed on the outer ring portion of 11b of the spring 11, and a power supply terminal 6b that protrudes from the superimposed portion 6a, and the terminal member 6 disposing the superimposed portion 6a between the outer ring portion 11b of the spring and the body 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Shicoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Shiraki, Koji Toyama
  • Patent number: 8160786
    Abstract: A mobile crane has at least one memory unit in which limit curves or limit values are stored for various crane parameters and which should not be exceeded, or only exceeded by issuing an alarm signal, to ensure safe operation of the crane. Crane safety is ensured by monitoring the individual limit values of the various parameters and checking the current position of the extendable and retractable props which serve to support the mobile crane. Depending upon the actual position the supporting cylinders reach, the tilting edge of the mobile crane is determined as a limit value. Furthermore, depending on the individual parameters of the mobile crane and the suspended load, whether the operating condition of the mobile crane lies within this limit value is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Peter Abel
  • Patent number: 8156983
    Abstract: An auxiliary machine for labelling machines of the type including a supply of labels (10) for application on packages (4) for goods and a thermal printer (6) for the provision of informative prints on the labels, is provided. The auxiliary machine has a stand (14) connectable to the labelling machine and on which there is supported a supply of coverings (16), which are detachably attached to a tape (23), a mechanism for advancing the tape (23) to a picking tool (20) for picking off individual coverings from the tape and applying the same on individual labels (10), as well as a dispenser (19) for the discharge of a substance loading on the individual label. Advantageously, in the auxiliary machine, a stamping tool (25) may also be included for stamping of cavities in the coverings or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tempix AB
    Inventor: Henry Norrby
  • Patent number: 8161335
    Abstract: A system for testing a circuit. The system comprises a first circuit mounted on an embedded first circuit board and a test circuit mounted on the embedded first circuit board. The system further comprises a second circuit board on the first circuit board, the second circuit board including a second circuit and a test device external to the first and second circuit board. The test circuit is effective to send at least one first test signal from the test circuit to the first circuit, receive a first response of the at least one first test signal from the first circuit, and forward the first response to the test device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Wernicki
  • Patent number: 8158606
    Abstract: It has been discovered that ?-L-2?-deoxynucleosides are active against drug-resistant hepatitis B virus with mutations. A method for treating lamivudine resistant HBV (M552V) in a host is provided that includes administering a ?-L-2?-deoxynucleoside or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or prodrug. In addition, a method for preventing lamivudine resistant HBV (M552V) mutation from occurring in a naïve host is provided that includes administering a ?-L-2?-deoxynucleoside or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or prodrug. A method for preventing and/or suppressing the emergence of the HBV double mutant (L528M/M552V) in a host is also provided that includes administering a ?-L-2?-deoxynucleoside or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or prodrug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis, AG
    Inventors: David Standring, Jean-Pierre Sommadossi, April Patty, Maria Seifer
  • Patent number: 8151563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic drive system for driving an apparatus, with a drive unit, a first and a second hydraulic displacement machine, with which the drive unit is connectable or connected for transmitting mechanical energy, and a third and a fourth hydraulic displacement machine, which are connectable or connected with the apparatus for transmitting mechanical energy, wherein the first hydraulic displacement machine is hydraulically connected or connectable with the third hydraulic displacement machine, and wherein a high-pressure accumulator is provided, which is hydraulically connected or connectable with the second and the fourth hydraulic displacement machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schneider, Wilhelm Krautler
  • Patent number: 8153674
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (I): said compound is inhibitor of aldosterone synthase, and thus can be employed for the treatment of a disorder or disease mediated by aldosterone synthase. Accordingly, the compound of formula I can be used in treatment of hypokalemia, hypertension, congestive heart failure, renal failure, in particular, chronic renal failure, restenosis, atherosderosis, syndrome X, obesity, nephropathy, post-myocardial infarction, coronary heart diseases, increased formation of collagen, cardiac fibrosis and remodeling following hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. Finally, the present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Christopher Adams, Julien Papillon, Gary Michael Ksander
  • Patent number: 8147014
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer is provided with a carcass and door, which by a bearing can be swiveled relative to the carcass of the appliance. The bearing includes a bearing block connected with the carcass of the appliance, a bearing bolt and an adjusting member, preferably an adjusting plate. The bearing block includes at least one recess or bore through which the bearing bolt extends and on whose edge portion the head of the bearing bolt rests. The adjusting member includes a bore with an internal thread and is arranged with the bearing block received between the head of the bearing bolt and adjusting member. The bearing bolt has an external thread which is in engagement with the internal thread of the adjusting member. The recess or bore of the bearing block is configured such that the adjusting member with the bearing bolt is movable relative to the bearing block when the bearing bolt is loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Muhlburger, Wolfgang Walder
  • Patent number: 8143278
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula I: said compound is inhibitor of aldosterone synthase, and/or 11beta-hydroxylase (CYP11B1), and thus can be employed for the treatment of a disorder or disease mediated by aldosterone synthase and/or CYP11B1. Finally, the present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Qi-Ying Hu, Gary Michael Ksander
  • Patent number: 8143416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to synthetic routes to prepare a compound of the formula wherein R1 is halogen, C1-6halogenalkyl, C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyloxy or C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl; R2 is halogen, C1-4alkyl or C1-4alkoxy; R3 and R4 are independently branched C3-6alkyl; and R5 is cycloalkyl, C1-6alkyl, C1-6hydroxyalkyl, C1-6alkoxy-C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkanoyloxy-C1-6alkyl, C1-6aminoalkyl, C1-6alkylamino-C1-6alkyl, C1-6dialkylamino-C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkanoylamino-C1-6alkyl, HO(O)C—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl-O—(O)C—C1-6alkyl, H2N—C(O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl-HN—C(O)—C1-6alkyl or (C1-6alkyl)2N—C(O)—C1-6alkyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as well as key intermediates obtained when following these routes as well as their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Gottfried Sedelmeier, Stuart John Mickel, Heinrich Rueeger
  • Patent number: 8143217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to reduce the hypoglycemic events, especially sever hypoglycemic events resulting from insulin treatment, wherein the patient is treated with a Dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor (DPP-IV inhibitor) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Boerk Balkan, David G Holmes, Thomas E Hughes, Edwin B Villhauer
  • Patent number: 8138389
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleotide sequences and corresponding amino acid sequences for plant cytokinin oxidase proteins. In addition, vectors, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising such sequences as well as methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism using such sequences are provided by the present invention. Also provided by the present invention are methods for altering various plant phenotypes including delaying onset to flowering, increasing leaf thickness, reducing vessel size, inducing parthenocarpy, increasing branching, increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight using cytokinin oxidase proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules encoding cytokinin oxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Schmulling, Tomas Werner