Patents Represented by Attorney Dowell & Dowell, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8342083
    Abstract: Method for a safety and testing control for a press, including a hydraulic system with at least one hydraulic cylinder, operated by means of a hydraulic valve controlled by a programmable processing unit where a number of electrical signal inputs and outputs are provided and into which a software program is loaded, where a position sensor is provided that indicates the position of the hydraulic cylinder and where the software application works solely on the basis of an internal timer and the aforementioned position sensor can control the motion of the press as well as a hydraulic press working according to this method and using the software and carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robosoft, Naamloze Vennootschap
    Inventor: Jose Andre Cornelius Coopman
  • Patent number: 8341921
    Abstract: A steel joist member for use in supporting floor structures giving great strength and convenience and improved acoustical performance having a web defining edges, first and second side surfaces and an axis, a edge wall on at least one edge, main openings through the web at spaced intervals therealong, with rounded ends and parallel linear sides, channel portions of the web displaced from the main openings remaining attached integrally to the web by right angle bend lines formed on the first side surface of the main opening along axes parallel to the web axis, and forming reinforcing channels alongside the opposite sides of the main opening. Also disclosed is a composite joist member made up of two such joist members joined together back to back with their openings in registration. Also disclosed is a rim member for supporting the composite joists to form a floor structure. Also disclosed is a method of making such a floor joist member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 1455454
    Inventor: Ernest R Bodnar
  • Patent number: 8322279
    Abstract: A machine for marking or labeling circularly symmetrical work pieces includes a marking or labeling member, elements for moving the member and a workpiece relative to each other in a first direction, and a cradle for holding a workpiece while it is being marked or while a label is being applied to it. The cradle includes components for moving the workpiece in rotation around an axis of revolution thereof. A drive carriage drives the cradle in translation in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. There are components that drive the carriage in translation in a third direction that is perpendicular to the first and second directions. Other components make it possible to drive the cradle relative to the carriage in rotation about a first axis that is parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: CER
    Inventors: Florent Demange, Marco Paita, Philippe Demond, David Mandon
  • Patent number: 8295563
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aligning microscope images. Microscope images of the same or very similar subjects provided by different microscopes are aligned. The images from two types of microscope, such as a Virtual Microscope (VM) and a Light Microscope (LM) are used. An image produced by the virtual microscope is easily read by a viewer, as it represents a scan of a whole slide rather than individual high power fields of view. An area of the image can be selected for further examination or objective analysis by the LM microscope. The qualitative or quantitative information obtained from the Light microscope using the method described may then be located back into the virtual microscope image to provide understandable context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Room 4 Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Maddison, Havard E. Danielsen
  • Patent number: 8257245
    Abstract: Adjustable sling as a support of internal organs or anatomical tissues that can be properly positioned into the patient's body without any special instrument, just by using a standard surgical forceps, and it allows to be repositioned, which is provided with a cavity in each of the laterals of the sling, with an opening to be able to introduce a standard surgical forceps to push the sling into the target place, said cavities formed by folding a part of the extremes of the sling inwards and after that sealing them by thread knots or thermal fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Specialties Remeex International, S.L.
    Inventors: Antoni Castello Escude, Francisco Farrer Velazquez
  • Patent number: 8206074
    Abstract: A port storage and distribution system for facilitating the transfer and/or storage of international shipping containers between container ships and ground transport carriers wherein an overhead grid guide track structure is provide that permits overhead transfer units to selectively engage and convey containers as required between the various ships, carriers and storage area without requiring multiple transfers of containers between different handling equipment. The system provides for container scanning and is either fully automated or partially manually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: BEC Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Benedict, Brian G. Pfeifer, James R. Dobbs, Scott K. Bladen, Christian A. Yates, Richard E. Lackinger
  • Patent number: 8187109
    Abstract: An intermediate shaft to adjust the height of a steering wheel to match a driver's measurements, to absorb vibrations which may be generated by the wheels and suspension up to the steering wheel, and to act as a safety measure to collapse in the event of an accident. The shaft utilizes corresponding screw/nut mechanisms comprising a nut rigidly connected to the intermediate shaft on one of the flat surfaces of a female shaft and a screw which turns to tighten a male shaft via an adjustment strip to allow adjustment of the sliding load and the torsional rigidity and hysteresis of the sliding intermediate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Melchor Daumal Castellon
  • Patent number: 8146770
    Abstract: An adjustable seal that is kinematically linked to a container to provide a complete seal of the container opening and to allow easy access to contents therein. The seal includes a lid portion and a sealing means, as well as a lever and a yoke, which are kinematically linked together via a plurality of pivot points. The seal also comprises a spring system having a springfront, a spring rear, and a spring, and the spring system is likewise mechanically connected to the other components. Due to this kinematic linkage, the closure is moveable among different positions to provide various degrees of access to and from the container via the container opening. As a result, the sealing system of the present invention protects against spillage and splash by completely sealing the container opening, as well as provides easy access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Duncan Newman
  • Patent number: 8133848
    Abstract: A herbicidal composition comprising glyphosate in the form of a mixture of the potassium and ammonium salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nufarm Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Quick, Conrad Harwell, James Fickle
  • Patent number: 8130677
    Abstract: A method and system for auto-provisioning communications devices, the system includes a network appliance associated with a software and/or hardware module with instructions for managing the automatic configuration of communications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Aastra Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Iain William Barker, Stanley Chmielecki, Paulo Francisco, Paul Kieran Lynch, Gareth William John Owen, Michael Raymond Shearer
  • Patent number: 8123255
    Abstract: This security device for confidential information, mentioned in a document (D), includes an element (1, 4) forming a data storage medium and removable element (6), masking the information (C). It includes, in addition, at least one zone of structural weakness (30, 31) provided for in the document (D) near the data storage medium element (1, 4) with this zone (30, 31) forming one piece with the removable masking element (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Page International—FZ—LLC
    Inventor: Michel Kovacevitch
  • Patent number: 8122666
    Abstract: Panels that provide structural integrity to building structures and enhance the insulation and heat dissipation capacity of a structure. The panels include an inner imperforate rigid layer of a first material, an outer rigid layer of a second material, and at least one intermediate rigid layer of a third material. The layers are positioned in a spaced relationship so that there are a first air space between the inner layer and the intermediate layer and a second air space between the intermediate layer and the outer layer. At least one pair of upper and lower openings are provided in the outer layer so that the second air space communicates with ambient air. Likewise, the intermediate layer includes at least one pair of upper and lower openings that communicate with the openings in the outer layer so that the first air space is also in fluid communication with the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Vivek Gupta
  • Patent number: 8109292
    Abstract: An insertion piece to a single-grip mixing faucet developed as a control unit. On one side, the control unit is connected to a footing having warm and cold water inlets. On the other side, the control unit is connected to a driving arm. The control unit includes a fixed inlet disc and a moving control disc arranged above the inlet disc to form together a plane sealing. The side of the inlet disc opposite the control disc is coupled to the footing, whereas the side of the control disc opposite the inlet disc is in connection with a ceramic moving element, which, in turn, is in connection with the driving arm. The inlet disc includes at least one inlet opening for warm water, at least one inlet opening for cold water, and an outlet hole forming at least two outlet openings, preferably one for tub filling and one for shower filling. The driving arm independently controls the separate outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Gyorgy Bolgar, Tamas Szarvas
  • Patent number: 8104650
    Abstract: An anti-drip device is for use in association with a liquid dispenser having a nozzle. The anti-drip device is adapted to fit into the nozzle. The device has an outer cross sectional dimension, an inner cross sectional dimension and an inner surface. The inner cross sectional dimension is the sum of a length of the inner surface and the inner surface is shaped such that the inner cross sectional dimension is larger than a length of the outer cross sectional dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Pibed Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher James Lang, Shaun Kerry Matthews
  • Patent number: 8092450
    Abstract: An energy delivery apparatus for delivering electrical energy at a target location, the energy delivery apparatus being usable in combination with a magnetic field. The energy delivery apparatus includes an electrical conductor, the electrical conductor having a substantially elongated configuration; an electrode for delivering the electrical energy at the target location, the electrode being electrically coupled to the electrical conductor and located at a predetermined location therealong; and a guiding element mounted to the electrical conductor in a substantially spaced apart relationship relative to the electrode, the guiding element including a magnetically responsive material. The energy delivery apparatus is constructed such that a movement of the guiding element causes a corresponding movement of the electrode. The magnetic field is used to move the guiding element in order to position the electrode substantially adjacent to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: Baylis Medical Company Inc., Stereotaxis, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth Davies, Kelly Albert, Gareth Torrey Munger, Ashwini Pandey, Raju Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 8084060
    Abstract: Fibrous calcium pyrophosphate particles with a unique fibrous nanostructure are disclosed. The invention includes a composition, comprising fibrous particles, wherein the fibrous particles include fibers and the fibers include calcium and pyrophosphate. Also included are methods for making calcium pyrophosphate particles wherein solutions of calcium salt and pyrophosphate salt are combined to form the particles. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating a patent using the disclosed particles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Nanunanu Ltd.
    Inventors: Liam M. Grover, Jake E. Barralet
  • Patent number: 8061720
    Abstract: A sledge hockey device including a seat portion and an undercarriage portion that includes a pair of elongate blade support portions each having a first upper contact surface region, provided for communicating with a second lower contact surface region of a transverse support portion. A pair of transverse support portions are provided. The first upper and second lower contact surface regions also include a plurality of complementary engagement formations to provide a positive engagement and lateral indexing between the elongate blade support portions and the transverse support portions. The elongate blade support portions and the transverse support portions are maintained in engagement by a plurality of coupling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Laurie Nelson Howlett
  • Patent number: 8043825
    Abstract: The present invention provides protein-based biomarkers and biomarker combinations that are useful in qualifying Chagas disease status in a patient. In particular, the biomarkers of this invention are useful to classify a subject sample as infected with Chagas disease or non-infected. The biomarkers can be detected by SELDI mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: McGill University
    Inventors: Momar Ndao, Brian Ward, Rebecca Caffrey, Terence William Spithill, Hongshan Li, Vladimir Podust, Regis Perichon
  • Patent number: D656170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Juan Costa Pujadas
  • Patent number: D672640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Dailyfood (Canada) Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Boissinot, Nicolas Séguier, Rémy Prieto, Yvanko Cech