Patents Represented by Attorney Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
  • Patent number: 8348154
    Abstract: Automobile, Reader and Method facilitating mobile commerce by a user of an automobile is disclosed, the automobile being equipped with a reader to be placed inside of the automobile, the reader being able to read purchasing instrument data of at least one of a contactless credit card or smart card-type credit card or NFC-enabled handset, and the reader being further connected to a wireless communication interface of the automobile, the wireless communication interface being able to transmit the purchasing instrument data to a point of sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Control Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, James E. Tralnor, Richard J. Chutorash
  • Patent number: 8349233
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a method for changing characteristics of a plastic component, wherein a medium is introduced into the plastic component, which encompasses a porosity and wherein the medium forms a homogenous compound with the plastic component by at least partially dissolving the plastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Voxeljet GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther, Johannes Franz Günther
  • Patent number: 8352070
    Abstract: A user interactive custom nail polish color and effects dispensing system and method of doing business, including for both point of sale and remote (e.g., via internet) transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cosmetic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Julie R. Bartholomew, Charles P. Hines, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8348030
    Abstract: A brake pad actuating device comprising: a piston including: a first pocket; an opposing second pocket; and an internal wall located in the piston separating the first pocket and the second pocket, wherein the volume of the first pocket to the volume of the second pocket form a ratio of less than about 20:1; and wherein the piston is adapted to be used as a brake piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Akebono Brake Corporation
    Inventors: Amar Alamin, Eric J. Roszman
  • Patent number: 8343303
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is an composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional polyether polyurethane prepolymers; and b) one or more prepolymers of one or more polyisocyanates and one or more polyesters wherein the terminal groups on the polyester polyol polyurethane prepolymer are the residue of a monofunctional polyalkylene glycol (hereinafter capped polyester polyurethane prepolymer) or one or more polyester polyols which are capped with the residue of one or more monofunctional isocyanates (hereinafter isocyanate capped polyesters); wherein the composition is a low viscous paste at temperature of from about 40 to about 80° C. and is high viscous paste at a temperature of from about 40° C. or less. In a preferred embodiment the composition further comprises c) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate moieties with hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Tribelhorn, Josef S. Bühler, Renate Herger Hassan
  • Patent number: 8342087
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for applying markings, particularly to springs, that are clean (ink in self contained storage units), allows quick color changes and reduces wasted ink or paint. An application means that does not dry out during short down time periods, keeps up with production rates, and is cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Marking
    Inventors: Michael A. Grattan, Jeffrey Brown, Michael Krieg, Norton Delidow
  • Patent number: 8334055
    Abstract: Light weight composites with high flexural strength comprise epoxy foam sandwiched between two layers of facing material have high strength and low weight and can be used to replace steel structures. The facing layer may be fibrous material especially glass or carbon fibers, the facing material is preferably embedded into the epoxy matrix. Alternatively they may be matching box structures or concentric metal tubes. The sandwich structures may be prepared by laying up the fiber; coating and/or impregnating the layer with epoxy resin, laying a layer of heat activatable foamable epoxy material, providing a further layer of the fibrous material optionally coated and/or impregnated with epoxy resin on the foamable material and heating to foam and cure the epoxy materials. Alternatively they may be formed by extrustion of the foamable material between the surface layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc
    Inventors: Eric Le Gall, Frederic Ostrowsky, Denis Souvay
  • Patent number: 8309892
    Abstract: There is disclosed a control system for operating automotive vehicle components. The control system typically includes at least a control module programmed with instructions for controlling a heater, a ventilator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: W.E.T. Automotive System, Ltd
    Inventors: Lucas Fernandez, Konstantin Majarov
  • Patent number: 8304483
    Abstract: A feedstock concentrate material, including a first phase including fibers having a length greater than 5 mm; and a polymeric phase including a first polyolefin having a first melt flow rate; and a second polyolefin having a second melt flow rate. Kits, methods of using and resulting articles including the concentrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Styron Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Jeroen Van Poucke, Herbert Engelen
  • Patent number: 8304187
    Abstract: A method for preserving and processing cell-free nucleic acids located within a blood sample is disclosed, wherein a blood sample containing cell-free nucleic acids is treated to reduce both blood cell lysis and nuclease activity within the blood sample. The treatment of the sample aids in increasing the amount of cell-free nucleic acids that can be identified and tested while maintaining the structure and integrity of the nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Streck, Inc.
    Inventor: M. Rohan Fernando
  • Patent number: 8297943
    Abstract: A rotary positive displacement pump employs the higher pressure available at a region within the rotor chamber after the outlet port to augment the force of a biasing spring in a control system. A biasing spring with a lower spring force can thus be employed in the control system, resulting in a pump pressure output characteristic which can more closely match the operating speed varying working fluid requirements for devices supplied by the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Shulver, Matthew Williamson, Adrian C. Cioc
  • Patent number: 8298368
    Abstract: A composition for and method for bonding a substrate. In general, applied to a substrate will be a primer composition that includes an adhesion promoter, which is an adduct prepared by the reaction of at least one aromatic polyisocyanate compound, with an active hydrogen containing moiety of an organofunctional silane, and a prepolymer derived from the reaction of at least one aliphatic polyisocyanate and a polyol, and is at least partially reacted with an active hydrogen containing moiety of an organofunctional silane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schmatloch, Dirk Schwöeppe
  • Patent number: 8293687
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel additives packages, to fluid compositions including the additives, to methods of using the fluid compositions and the additives package, to methods of recovering hydrocarbons, and to petroleum products made from hydrocarbons derived from these methods. The novel additives packages may be used in a fluid composition for fracturing a subterranean. The additives package of the present invention include one or more gelling agents; one or more cross-linking agent; and one or more high temperature stabilizers; wherein the additives package further comprises one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of a clay stabilizer, a metallic base, a cross-link retarder, and a gel breaker, and any combination thereof; and wherein the additives package optionally includes a diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Titan Global Oil Services Inc.
    Inventor: Wade J. Giffin
  • Patent number: 8288693
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating element (20), in particular for heating user contact surfaces of a passenger compartment of a vehicle, comprising a) at least one heating zone in which at least one first electrical conductor strand is disposed for heating a passenger of the automotive vehicle; b) at least one additional second conductor strand for supplying electrical energy into the at least one first conductor strand for heating the heating zone; c) a contact area in which the at least one additional second conductor strand is connected, in an electrically conductive manner, to the at least one first conductor strand for heating the heating zone; and wherein at least one of the first or second conductor strands includes at least one filament-like inner strand core comprising a polyamide, a carbon fiber, a polypropylene, or a polyester and at least one jacket layer that includes silver, copper, gold, nickel, or an alloy thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG
    Inventors: Michael Weiss, Simone Köhler, Peter Tremmel
  • Patent number: 8281532
    Abstract: A three-dimensional edge cladding for an architectural opening that includes a forward facing portion having a substantially constant first profile along a longitudinal axis. The forward facing portion includes a plurality of spaced apart nailing flanges, stepped surface topography projecting generally forward and away from the flanges. A longitudinally extending channel receives a side facing portion having a substantially constant second profile that include a portion that is generally orthogonal to the nailing flanges. A joint cover portion for covering the section where two or more edge cladding members meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: PN II, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Pulte, Larry Wrass, William M. Harkins
  • Patent number: 8276974
    Abstract: There is disclosed a noise reduction member. Preferably, the noise reduction member is employed for sealing or baffling within a pillar or other structure of an automotive vehicle, although not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Vilcek, Steve Zdrojewski
  • Patent number: 8273801
    Abstract: The invention is a composition comprising: a) one or more film forming resins having at least one functional group capable of polymerization; b) one or more reactive diluents capable of reacting with the film forming resin; c) one or more silicon, titanium, zirconium, aluminum or metal containing compounds capable of promoting adhesion of the composition to glass; d) one or more fillers capable of imparting abrasion resistance to the composition when cured; and e) one or more compounds which is reactive with the film forming resin which also contains at least one acidic moiety. The composition of the invention is useful as a frit on the window of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kiran Baikerikar, Syed Z. Mahdi
  • Patent number: 8267982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of photoeradication of cellular and acellular organisms including the steps of providing a surface acting agent in association with a cellular or acellular organism, the surface acting agent disorienting a membrane structure so that said membrane no longer functions as an effective osmotic barrier; providing a photosensitive material in association with the cellular or acellular organism; and applying light in association with the cellular or acellular organism to cause a disruption of the organism. The method according to the present invention may be utilized in invitro and invivo treatment protocols for infections, sterilization procedures, cancer cell eradication, virus and fungus eradication, spore eradication, and biofilm organism eradication. Additional aspects of the invention include particular combinations of photosensitive materials and surfactants for use in photodynamic therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Photodynamic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Merrill A. Biel
  • Patent number: 8267227
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon improved vehicle brake assemblies, parking brake assemblies, parking brake actuating mechanisms, or combinations thereof, having simplified attachment features and for assembling a brake cable within the parking assembly with substantially limited or no visual access therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Akebono Brake Corporation
    Inventor: Lakshmi Narayanan V.
  • Patent number: 8260776
    Abstract: A system provides a connection between education administration, particularly as such administration assigns or selects books, and the marketing and use of those books. Such marketing and use of those books and information related to those books can include, without limitation, consumer product information, the publishing industry and specifically book publishing, and market analysis, analysis of data, markets, demand and supply chain and inventory management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Katherine Lynn France-Prouvoste