Patents Represented by Attorney Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • Patent number: 8284541
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure includes a housing having a first end, an opposite second end, and a plurality of sides disposed therebetween to define an internal volume; an electrical busway having a number of electrical bus members, wherein at least one of the number of electrical bus members has a first bus member, a second bus member and a number of fusible links electrically connected between the first bus member and the second bus member, wherein the at least one of the number of electrical bus members is structured to electrically conduct a rated current, wherein the number of fusible links are structured to electrically conduct the rated current, and wherein the number of fusible links are structured to vaporize responsive to a current which is substantially greater than the rated current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Shea, Ronald D. Hartzel, James E. Smith, Paul K. Parker
  • Patent number: 8280653
    Abstract: A circuit interrupter apparatus includes circuit interrupter and a device. The circuit interrupter includes separable contacts, an operating mechanism structured to open and close the separable contacts, and a trip mechanism cooperating with the operating mechanism to trip open the separable contacts. The trip mechanism includes a zone selective interlocking input and a zone selective interlocking output. The device includes a first input electrically interconnected with the zone selective interlocking input, a second input electrically interconnected with the zone selective interlocking output, and an indicator circuit structured to indicate that the zone selective interlocking input occurred at the first input or that the zone selective interlocking output occurred at the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: James L. Lagree
  • Patent number: 8277766
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process that utilizes high-temperature oxidation with controlled stoichiometry in the concentration of vanadium from carbonaceous feedstock materials containing vanadium, such as residues, ashes and soots resulting from the combustion or gasification of petroleum vacuum residuum, petroleum coke, kerogen from oil shale, and bituminous sand, e.g., tar sand or oil sand, or extra heavy oil or other carbonaceous feedstocks that contain vanadium. A preferred embodiment uses a counter-rotating vortex reactor and a cyclonic, entrained-flow reactor to rapidly heat and oxidize feedstock at temperatures in the range of about 2100° F. to 2900° F., resulting in a vapor stream with entrained, solid materials comprising the concentrated vanadium species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: James G. Hnat, Mark A. Schaffer
  • Patent number: 8278800
    Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric generator is disclosed comprising a round, rectangular or other shaped box having a cover. In the box are top and bottom electrodes and a plurality of electricity generating layers. Each Layer comprises a plurality of piezoelectric rods held in place by a matrix layer that fits snugly in the box and configured to accept shear strains developed in the rods when pressure is applied to the cover. The layers are separated by central electrode layers. The structure is configures such that pressure is evenly spreads among all the rods and causes the rods to make contacts with the electrodes. Rods in adjacent layers are oppositely poled, and the electrodes are configured and wired such that all the rods are connected parallel such that their generated charge is summed. Adaptation of the generator to its application is done by changing the number and thickness of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Innowattech Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim Abramovich, Charles Milgrom, Eugeny Harash, Lucy Edery Azulay, Uri Amit
  • Patent number: 8274792
    Abstract: A 3-Dimensional multi-layered modular computer (3DMC) is disclosed that comprises removable layers of at least one CPU layer, at least one volatile memory layer, and at least one Input/Output (I/O) interface layers. The layers are stacked in parallel and are electrically connected to create a computing apparatus. Each of the layers is formed from encapsulating material having one or more internal cavities for chip dice, passive components, active components, and conductor's traces. A plurality of Thermal Conducting Rods (TCRs) is capable of conducting and removing heat generated by the components in the layers from the 3DMC apparatus to an external medium. Each TCR perpendicularly passes through the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Beyond Blades Ltd.
    Inventor: Aviv Soffer
  • Patent number: 8274004
    Abstract: A fluidic operator presence control and safety system for walk-behind and riding equipment, such as lawn mowers and the like, is provided. The system includes a first handle member mounted to a portion of the equipment, the first handle member having an internal fluid flow channel containing a fluid therein, the fluid flow channel being closed to the environment. The system further includes a first electrical switch mounted adjacent the fluid flow channel and interacting therewith. The first electrical switch being in physical communication with the fluid flow channel so that pressure variances transmitted by the fluid within the fluid flow channel as a result of manual compression of a portion of the first handle member are conveyed through the internal fluid flow channel to the first electrical switch thereby actuating the first electrical switch for enabling operation of one or more functions of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Donald F. Selzer
  • Patent number: 8269032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isonitrile compounds, methods of synthesis, and uses in a variety of fields. In one aspect, the present invention includes sulfinyl methyl isonitriles and methods for their preparation. In another aspect, the present invention includes the use of sulfinyl methyl isonitriles to prepare various other isonitrile compounds and derivatives thereof. In yet another aspect, the present invention includes a relatively simple and routine synthesis of sulfinyl methyl isonitrile compounds, other isonitrile compounds and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost
    Inventors: Fraser Ferguson Fleming, Bhaskar Reddy Pitta
  • Patent number: 8267330
    Abstract: A mobile hose winding apparatus, including a case, a hose winding mechanism for hose winding, a sprinkler mechanism and a water inlet and outlet mechanism. One end of the water inlet and outlet mechanism is used to connect to the hose on the winding mechanism while the other end is connected to the water inlet of the sprinkler mechanism; the hose winding mechanism and the water inlet and outlet mechanism are fitted in the case, with the sprinkler mechanism in the front of the case. The mobile hose winding apparatus abandons the wall-mounted connecting mode of the conventional hose winding apparatus, and thus the apparatus according to the present disclosure can be moved as a whole for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jian Huang
  • Patent number: 8269130
    Abstract: A vacuum interrupter includes a number of insulative tubes having a first open end and a second open end; a first end member secured to the first open end; a second end member secured to the second open end; a fixed contact mounted on a fixed electrode extending through the second end member; a retainer; and a movable contact. The retainer includes a rigid retainer having a plurality of legs and an opening, and an insulative bushing having a smaller opening. The insulative bushing is molded over a portion of the rigid retainer. The smaller opening is within the opening of the rigid retainer and is structured to receive a movable electrode. The movable contact is mounted on the movable electrode extending through the first end member and through the smaller opening. The movable contact is capable of axially reciprocating into and out of contact with the fixed contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Dan J. Mangan, Benjamin A. Rosenkrans, Eric D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8267753
    Abstract: A spinner wheel housing (100) comprises an outer housing (10) having at least one covering element (15), at least one bottom element (16), two front wall elements (11, 12) and two trapezoidal lateral wall elements (13, 14) which are arranged at a distance from each other and encompassed by the front wall elements. At least one of the lateral wall elements (13, 14) has a recess for receiving a guiding sleeve. A guiding sleeve cover (40) is pressed against this lateral wall element (14) by means of at least three clamping claw devices (50) which are fixed to the lateral wall element next to the recess for receiving the guiding sleeve and/or a bottom support element (16). The bottom element is connected to a base support element (17) by means of a plurality of clamping claw devices (70). The base bearing element is adapted to be fixed to a blasting compartment or a foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wheelabrator Group GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Liedtke
  • Patent number: 8264374
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless data transmitting and receiving system that wirelessly transmits a signal regarding a torque acting on a rotary shaft and/or a rotation angle of the rotary shaft from a data transmitting unit disposed in the rotary shaft to a data receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Maeda Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Obatake, Yasunobu Kaneyama, Toshihiko Kushida, Tatsuo Hirai
  • Patent number: 8265758
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided, including a control unit (310), adapted to be implanted within a patient (324), and a corkscrew-shaped electrode mount (400), adapted to be implanted in a wall of a stomach of the patient. The corkscrew-shaped electrode mount includes first (404) and second (424) electrodes, at respective sites of the electrode mount, and a controller (420), wirelessly coupled to the control unit. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Metacure Limited
    Inventors: Shai Policker, David Prutchi, Ophir Bitton, Benny Rousso, Offer Glasberg
  • Patent number: 8263038
    Abstract: A method for controlling volatiles in recycled carbon black, such as from pyrolysis of tires, includes deagglomerating the recycled carbon black to substantially reduce the carbon black particle size and impinging an air current on the carbon black particles, preferably in a countercurrent direction, to increase the processing temperature and thereby enhance the release of volatiles. Associated apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Delta-energy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Steinmeyer, Alan Levine, Duane Erickson
  • Patent number: 8258957
    Abstract: A transponder that may be used as an RFID tag includes a passive circuit to eliminate the need for an “always on” active RF receiving element to anticipate a wake-up signal for the balance of the transponder electronics. This solution allows the entire active transponder to have all circuit elements in a sleep (standby) state, thus drastically extending battery life or other charge storage device life. Also, a wake-up solution that reduces total energy consumption of an active transponder system by allowing all non-addressed transponders to remain in a sleep (standby) state, thereby reducing total system or collection energy. Also, the transponder and wake-up solution are employed in an asset tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marlin H. Mickle, Alex K. Jones, James T. Cain, Peter J. Hawrylak, Frank Marx, Raymond R. Hoare
  • Patent number: 8260416
    Abstract: A method of modifying the force of contraction of at least a portion of a heart chamber, including providing a subject having a heart, comprising at least a portion having an activation, and applying a non-excitatory electric field having a given duration, at a delay after the activation, to the portion, which causes the force of contraction to be increased by a least 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Impulse Dynamics, N.V.
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Nissim Darvish, Maier Fenster, Mika Yuval
  • Patent number: 8252122
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an agent that contains 5 to 99.9% in weight of carbamide and/or at least a derivative thereof, as a cleaning agent for closed systems, in particular as a dishwasher detergent, as a laundry detergent for washing machines, as an agent for cleaning, sanitizing and/or disinfecting for equipment in the food processing industry and for medical equipment, the use as a hand dishwashing detergent or sanitary cleaner or as a hand cleaner. In addition, the invention relates to a method for reducing or avoiding enzymes in cleaning agents for closed systems, in hand dishwashing detergents or in sanitary cleaning agents as well as an enzyme-free dishwashing detergent or enzyme-free sanitary cleaning agent that contain 5 to 99.9% in weight of carbamides or derivates thereof. Finally, the invention relates to the use of percarbamide as a bleaching agent in particular in dishwashing detergents and in sanitary toilet cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: BBT Bergedorfer Biotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Haake, Klaus Becker
  • Patent number: 8253044
    Abstract: An electrical switching apparatus includes at least one pole; a plurality of first terminals; a plurality of second terminals; a plurality of pairs of separable contacts; and a plurality of field-configurable jumpers. Each of the plurality of field-configurable jumpers electrically connects two of the pairs of separable contacts in series. Each of the plurality of field-configurable jumpers are electrically connected to: (a) two of the first terminals, (b) two of the first terminals or (c) two of the second terminals; or one of the first terminals and one of the second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Beatty, Jr., Xin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8247482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one (poly)isocyanate and at least one surfactant comprising an amino acid and a mixture of compounds of formulae (I) and (II) wherein i and j independently represent 0 or 1; and R1 et R2 are identical or different and independently represent a hydrocarbonated chain. Said mixture of compounds of formulae (I) and (II) is characterized in that the molar ratio between compound (II) and compound (I) is higher than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Perstorp France
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Bernard, Philippe Olier
  • Patent number: 8247939
    Abstract: A permanent magnet arrangement for an electrical machine comprises a support structure for carrying magnetic flux and a pole assembly fixed to the support structure. The pole assembly comprises a magnet pole comprising at least one piece of permanent magnet material and a magnet carrier on which the magnet pole is mounted and which provides a magnetic flux path between the magnet pole and the support structure. The permanent magnet arrangement further comprises a sleeve containing the magnet pole and at least part of the magnet carrier. The magnet carrier is secured to the support structure to fix the pole assembly to the support structure and the sleeve is clamped to the support structure by the magnet carrier. A method for assembling the permanent magnet arrangement is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Converteam Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Eaton Clark
  • Patent number: 8247727
    Abstract: An electrical switching apparatus includes separable contacts, an operating mechanism structured to open and close the separable contacts, and an arc chamber. The arc chamber includes a slot motor having a core and a housing with an opening therein, an arc chute, and a number of gassing inserts disposed in the opening of the housing. The number of gassing inserts and the housing are structured to form a number of gas flow circulation paths. The number of gas flow circulation paths are structured to drive an arc into the arc chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Xin Zhou, Paul J. Rollmann, William E. Beatty, Jr., Robert W. Mueller