Patents Represented by Attorney Dinsmore + Shohl
  • Patent number: 8349612
    Abstract: A guided structured testing kit which may include a test strip container, a test strip meter, a testing protocol advisor, and at least one of diagnostic test strip is presented. The diagnostic test strip includes a support element, a glucose reagent provided on the support element, and a glycemic context code provided on the support element. The glycemic context code can be machine-readable. The glycemic context code signals a glycemic context to a test strip meter, either upon insertion of the diagnostic test strip or by a user manually inputting the glycemic context into the test strip meter. A method for performing a guided structured test is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wiegel, Colleen Csavas, Ulrich Porsch
  • Patent number: 8347689
    Abstract: A tool for assisting the leak testing of an enclosed volume is disclosed. The tool may comprise an outer seal defining inside its perimeter an attachment face of the tool. A vacuum port defined in the attachment face is configured to be fluidly coupled to a vacuum source. A nozzle disposed in the attachment face may be coupled to the test port, in fluid communication with the enclosed volume. A primary connection in fluid connection with the nozzle may be placed in fluid connection with the external conduit. A nozzle seal is disposed in the attachment face around the perimeter of the nozzle, such that when the nozzle is coupled to the test port, the nozzle is fluidly isolated from said vacuum port. A leak-test system incorporating at least one tool and a method for leak testing an enclosed volume using the tool are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. Arvaneh
  • Patent number: 8352196
    Abstract: Embodiments of an assessment method for processing a signal corresponding to a glucose concentration and performing a retrospective analysis includes the steps of: a) initiating a first trigger, wherein the first trigger defines the beginning of a segment of a continuous measurement of glucose concentration or define the first of a series of spot measurements of glucose concentration; b) collecting data of the continuous measurement or the series of spot measurements of glucose concentration to be analyzed, wherein the collected data relates to a glucose concentration excursion corresponding to a reaction to a relevant event such as a meal or physical activity; c) analyzing the collected data initiated by a second trigger, wherein the second trigger defines the end of the collected data to be analyzed, wherein a measure for a grading of the excursion is determined from the collected data, and d) displaying the result of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Thomas Vering, Florian Kuhnl, Lucas Kalt, Catalin Cris, Caroline Patte
  • Patent number: 8349478
    Abstract: A method of mitigating battery cell failure is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a coupling between a battery pack and an internal combustion engine exhaust system, the coupling comprising: a duct positioned between the battery pack and the internal combustion engine exhaust system, the duct including at least one one-way valve positioned to allow battery cell exhaust to pass from the battery cell to the internal combustion engine exhaust system; detecting a thermal event; activating a fan, an air pump, or both in response to the thermal event to force the battery cell exhaust through the coupling; and treating the battery cell exhaust in the internal combustion engine exhaust system. Battery failure mitigation systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Adam T. Timmons, Chang H. Kim
  • Patent number: 8348312
    Abstract: A lower grille assembly for connection with a front bumper structure of a vehicle includes a frame and a plurality of widthwise extending grille deflectors extending between sides of the frame, spaced-apart from each other along a height of the lower grille assembly. At least one grille deflector has one or more scoop regions having a trailing edge that extends upwardly such that the trailing edge is located above a leading edge of the scoop region for directing the air flowing by the trailing edge of the scoop region in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart William Bailey
  • Patent number: 8344865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining coolant leakage in a vehicular propulsion system battery. An AC isolation resistance test is used to determine whether an isolation fault has occurred within the battery, but can also determine the capacitance of the circuit or system, which can further determine the coolant leakage levels of the vehicular propulsion system battery. This eliminates having an additional device to measure the coolant leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 8342027
    Abstract: A method for determining a physical property of an object or fluid in a dynamic multi-path clutter environment comprises transmitting an RF interrogation signal to a wireless sensor physically coupled to the object or fluid (gas or liquid) in the dynamic multi-path clutter environment, wherein the wireless sensor is operable to receive the RF interrogation signal, produce a reference signal and a measurement signal, and retransmit the reference signal and the measurement signal in the dynamic multi-path clutter environment. The reference signal and measurement signal are delayed by the wireless sensor by an amount of time that may be a function of the unknown physical property. The method also comprises receiving the retransmitted reference signal and the retransmitted measurement signal and comparing them in the time domain in order to determine the unknown physical property of the object or fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: The Ohio State University, Syntonics, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Walton, Yakup Bayram, Orbay Tuncay, Bruce G. Montgomery, Gary W. Bruce, Douglas E. Crowe, Steven E. Gemeny
  • Patent number: 8343099
    Abstract: A device for metered administration of a liquid product including a container for the product, a delivery mechanism which acts on the product located in the container and delivers product from the container by means of an axial output movement in a delivery direction, and an inherently axially rigid housing support structure which supports the container in and counter to the delivery direction, wherein the housing support structure has, over the axial length of the container, an axial thermal expansion coefficient which, within a temperature range in which the device is used, corresponds at least substantially to the axial thermal expansion coefficient of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Peter, Beat Spoerri
  • Patent number: 8346698
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for developing, implementing and managing orders whereby a raw order set can be resolved into a canonical order set to identify at least one order within the one raw order set. A commonality analysis can be performed by comparing one canonical order set with another canonical order set to determine at least one common order subset. The canonical order sets sharing at least one common order subset can then be restructured into a hierarchical structure, and prioritized to minimize downstream processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wairever, Inc.
    Inventor: Wasyl Baluta
  • Patent number: 8344577
    Abstract: Squirrel cage rotors of aluminum end rings solid state welded to aluminum conductor bars for use in electric motors and methods of making them are described. In one embodiment, the method includes: providing a laminated steel stack having a plurality of longitudinal slots; placing a plurality of aluminum conductor bars in the longitudinal slots, the conductor bars having first and second ends extending out of the longitudinal slots; contacting the first and second ends of the conductor bars with a pair of aluminum end rings under pressure; and oscillating the first and second ends of the conductor bars, the end rings, or both to form an oscillation friction weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Osborne, Yucong Wang, Qigui Wang
  • Patent number: 8343631
    Abstract: Low-gloss, two-component clear coats include a base resin including a urethane resin, an isocyanate resin that combines with the base resin immediately prior to application of the low -gloss, two-component clear coat to form a two-component base resin mixture, wherein the two-component base resin mixture comprises from about 20 weight percent to about 40 weight percent urethane resin and from about 20 weight percent to about 40 weight percent isocyanate resin, and a silica-based flattener, wherein the silica-based flattener comprises from about 5 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the two-component base resin mixture to about 20 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the two-component base resin mixture, wherein the low-gloss, two-component clear coat has a 60° gloss finish from 22 gloss units to 34 gloss units when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., PPG Industries Ohio, Inc., Kansai Paint Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Nagata Gidcumb, Scott Dale Kubish, Richard Raabe
  • Patent number: 8342481
    Abstract: Coupler bodies with pivot rings for use in bottom loading couplers and bottom loading couplers comprising the same are disclosed. The coupler body for a bottom loading coupler may include a body sidewall having a fluid channel extending between an adapter end and a supply end. A plurality of slots may extend through the body sidewall of the coupler body. A pivot ring may extend substantially around the outer circumference of the coupler body. A plurality of interlocks may be positioned in corresponding slots in the body sidewall and pivotally engaged with the pivot ring. The interlocks are pivotable about the pivot ring between an engaged position and a disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Tausch, Jeffrey W. Reichert
  • Patent number: 8345926
    Abstract: A three dimensional machine scanning arrangement for a machine traveling over a worksite includes a pair of scanners that are mounted on the machine. Each of the pair of scanners measures distances to a number of points on the ground at the worksite. One of the pair of scanners faces rearward and the other of the pair of scanners is faces forward. A control is responsive to the pair of scanners. The control determines the contour of the worksite. A display, mounted on the machine, is responsive to the control for displaying the contour of the worksite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cameron Bruce Clark, Ian Timothy Viney
  • Patent number: 8338200
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a frontside-illuminated inverted quantum well infrared photodetector may include providing a quantum well wafer having a bulk substrate layer and a quantum material layer, wherein the quantum material layer includes a plurality of alternating quantum well layers and barrier layers epitaxially grown on the bulk substrate layer. The method further includes applying at least one frontside common electrical contact to a frontside of the quantum well wafer, bonding a transparent substrate to the frontside of the quantum well wafer, thinning the bulk substrate layer of the quantum well wafer, and etching the quantum material layer to form quantum well facets that define at least one pyramidal quantum well stack. A backside electrical contact may be applied to the pyramidal quantum well stack. In one embodiment, a plurality of quantum well stacks is bonded to a read-out integrated circuit of a focal plane array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Forrai, Darrel Endres, Robert Jones, Michael James Garter
  • Patent number: 8340873
    Abstract: A machine control and guidance system for an earthmoving machine, includes one or more sensors and a portable digital media device mounted on the earthmoving machine. The portable digital media device may comprise an iPhone, an iTouch, or other similar device. Each of the sensors senses the position or orientation of a portion of the earthmoving machine and provides a wireless output signal indicating the position or orientation. The portable digital media device is in wireless communication with each of the sensors. The device has an associated display and a memory in which is stored an application program which permits the device to determine the position of one or more portions of the earthmoving machine and to display the position of one or more portions of the earthmoving machine on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lynn Finley, Bruce W. Enix
  • Patent number: 8337469
    Abstract: An insulin pump comprises a pump device, a control for the pump device, a memory, an operating element for operating the insulin pump and a method for controlling a user interface of the insulin pump are disclosed. The control is designed and programmed such that options for the user of the insulin pump are displayed by the user interface as a function of a user-specific preference profile stored in the memory and as a function of a current time and are provided for selection by using the operating element. The insulin pump can be designed in an auto-adaptive fashion, such that the control continuously updates the user-specific preference profile based on analyzing operating inputs of the user. Embodiments of the invention allow a large range of functions and simple operation, even in the case of miniaturized pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Andreas Eberhart, Michael Krieftewirth, Marcel Both
  • Patent number: 8339251
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remotely monitoring trailer or trailers attached to a vehicle is provided. The method includes associating an identification tag or ABS ECU that is configured to broadcast a trailer identification signal with a trailer. The method further includes receiving the trailer identification signal on-board the vehicle, associating the trailer identification signal with the vehicle, transmitting the trailer identification signal to a remote processor and receiving the trailer identification signal at the remote processor. The system comprises a mobile data terminal capable of generating and responding to telematic events comprising at least one processor, a graphical user interface, an input device, a memory and a set of executable instructions which may include a plurality of modules, such as a vehicle location module capable of receiving a GPS signal and transmitting the GPS signal to a remote processor for determining a location of a transportation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: R+L Carriers, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph L. Roberts, Sr., Chris Deck, Steve Crandall
  • Patent number: 8336853
    Abstract: Recock handle assemblies for bottom loading couplers and bottom loading couplers comprising the same are disclosed. The recock handle assemblies for bottom loading couplers may include a lever portion comprising a first lever arm, a second lever arm and a lever bar oriented in a substantially u-shaped configuration. A handle portion may be joined to the lever portion with a first pivot block and a second pivot block, the handle portion comprising a first connecting leg, a second connecting leg, and a bail. The first connecting leg and the second connecting leg may be positioned in a first plane and the bail is non-coplanar with the first plane. A first base plate may be pivotally coupled to the first pivot block. The first base plate may include a first body guide member and a first sleeve guide member. A second base plate may be pivotally coupled to the second pivot block, the second base plate comprising a second body guide member and a second sleeve guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Tausch, Jeffrey W. Reichert
  • Patent number: 8333285
    Abstract: A track for a display case. The track can be mounted to a front edge of a shelf to allow prominent display of food or beverage containers, as well as promoting more complete use of the space within the display case. While applicable to all beverage display cases, the track of the present invention is particularly beneficial in retail or related commercial display cases, as it places products in a prominent visual location without obscuring a user's ability to identify or retrieve a container disposed on a shelf behind the track. In one form, it allows for substantially horizontal alignment of containers, to minimize the likelihood of obscuring products situated behind the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Innomark Communications
    Inventors: Brenda Kiehnau, Raul Romeiro, Greg Gerard
  • Patent number: 8334361
    Abstract: A method of treating oil-based paint waste is provided which includes removing at least a portion of the solvent contained in the paint waste and emulsifying the paint waste to form a paint waste residue. The paint waste residue can be combined with varying amounts of water-based paint waste, emulsifiers, a virgin latex polymer, and a plasticizer to form various roofing products including an elastomeric sealer, a primer, and elastomeric caulk. A bedding cement is also provided which includes water-based paint, sand, and an optional plasticizer. The roofing products may be used in combination to form a strong, water-resistant roofing composite overlay for new or existing roof structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Polymer Recycling, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Gerace