Patents Represented by Attorney Egbert Law Offices
  • Patent number: 8162238
    Abstract: A spray liquid pressure head has a main head body containing a suction body, a suction pipe and a container locking ring. A pressing member assembled over the main head body has a pressure head and horizontal expansion pipe. A directional jack is assembled at one end of the horizontal expansion pipe. Two reinforced costal margins are integrally formed at both sides of the horizontal expansion pipe in a vertical extension state. One end of the reinforced costal margin is integrally linked to the pressure head, and the other end integrally linked to the directional jack. The pressure head has a combined directional sprinkler head containing a labyrinth connecting pipe, a vertical terminal pipe and a spraying guide assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Living Fountain Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lung Tseng
  • Patent number: 8152701
    Abstract: An improved counterweight module of a weight trainer having two vertical guide rods as well as top, bottom and intermediate counterweight blocks superimposed along the vertical guide rods. It is mainly characterized in that a liner ring assembly is only assembled onto the bottom and top counterweight blocks. The liner ring assembly has upper liner rings set into the top counterweight block and lower liner rings set into the bottom counterweight block. The annular rings of the upper and lower liner ring are mated slidably with two vertical guide rods. Moreover, a guide rod pulling portion is set onto every intermediate counterweight block for penetration of the vertical guide rod. There is a spacing between the guide rod pulling portion and vertical guide rods. The superimposition surface of the counterweight block is provided with a mating portion to enable limitation of every intermediate counterweight block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jyun-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 8154725
    Abstract: A line scanning measurement system includes an illumination apparatus, a support, a telecentric optical element and a processor. The illumination apparatus is utilized for providing an extended polarized light beam. The support is utilized for mounting a sample, and the extended polarized light beam is directed at the sample. The telecentric optical element is utilized for directing a measurement light beam that has interacted with the sample toward a line scanning detector. The processor is utilized for obtaining the characteristic information of the sample in accordance with the signal measured by the line scanning detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Fu Shiang Yang
  • Patent number: 8146929
    Abstract: A skateboard has a body that has a first end and a second end, a first mounting plate positioned adjacent the first end of the body with recesses formed therein, a second mounting plate positioned adjacent the second end of the body with recesses formed therein, a housing positioned within each of the recesses of the first and second mounting plates, and a ball-and-socket assembly resiliently positioned within an interior of each housing. A brake extends angularly downwardly from the first end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Chrispen Johnson
  • Patent number: 8146337
    Abstract: Harvesting head for picking fruit-bearing hedges, including a chassis in the form of a portal structure supporting, on the one hand, a shaking system including two fruit-detaching assemblies, mounted opposite each other and separated by a vertical space, and, on the other hand, two conveyor systems for receiving and transporting the harvested fruit to a receiving container, the lower horizontal portions of these two conveyor systems also providing tightness, below the shaking units. This harvesting head being supported by a mounting frame which is meant to be rigidly fastened, preferably in a removable manner, at the rear of a self-propelled straddling vehicle, including a height-adjustable chassis. The position of said harvesting head is height-adjustable in relation to said mounting frame, so that when said harvesting head is fastened to the chassis of the self-propelled straddling vehicle, it is mounted in a height-adjustable fashion in relation to said self-propelled straddling vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pellenc (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Roger Pellenc, Jean-Marc Gialis, Christian Rolland
  • Patent number: 8143740
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and using wind energy has a hub, blades extending radially outwardly from the hub, a shaft interconnected to the hub, a generator connected to the shaft, a first coupler for coupling and decoupling the shaft from the hub, a first tank having an inlet and an outlet, a second tank having an inlet and an outlet, a line connecting the first tank and the second tank, a second coupler for coupling and decoupling the shaft from the line, an elevated reservoir having a first discharge port and a second discharge port, a base reservoir having a first receiver port and a second receiver port, a pump for pumping a fluid from the base reservoir to the elevated reservoir, a transmission interconnected to the shaft between the line and the generator, and a sheave positioned on a side of the transmission opposite the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Larry W. Simnacher
  • Patent number: 8141544
    Abstract: A fuel system for a vehicle has a fuel tank, a fuel line in communication with the fuel tank, a carburetor having an inlet side and an outlet side, a return line connected to the outlet side of the carburetor and communicating with the fuel tank, and a nozzle positioned in the return line. The fuel line is connected to the inlet side of said carburetor so as to pass fuel into a fuel bowl of the carburetor. The nozzle has an orifice formed therethrough. The orifice of the nozzle has a diameter of between 0.005 and 0.050 inches. The nozzle is in sealed relationship with an inner wall of the return line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Allen Bills
  • Patent number: 8139233
    Abstract: A system for via structure measurement is disclosed. The system comprises a reflectometer, a simulation unit and a comparing unit. The reflectometer is configured to collect a measured diffraction spectrum of at least a via. The simulation unit is configured to provide simulated diffraction spectrums of the at least a via. The comparing unit is configured to determine at least a depth and at least a bottom profile of the at least a via by comparing the collected diffraction spectrum and the simulated diffraction spectrums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi Sha Ku, Wei Te Hsu, Hsiu Lan Pang, Deh Ming Shyu
  • Patent number: 8136889
    Abstract: The present invention provides a needle-shaped bristle and a method of manufacturing the needle-shaped bristle. The manufacturing method of the present invention includes the steps of cutting and removing a packing sheet, which is wound around a bundle of bristles, by a length ranging from 30 mm to 50 mm from a first end thereof, and grinding first ends of the bristles using a rotating grinder. The manufacturing method further includes steps of packing the first end of the bundle of bristles, from which the packing sheet is removed, using a packing sheet, cutting the bundle of bristles to a length ranging from 22 mm to 32 mm, and immersing a second end of the cut bundle of bristles, thus tapering second ends of the bristles. The needle-shaped bristle has an advantage of realizing a reduction in the proportion of defective products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Best Whasung Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jun Kwon, Sung-Wook Kwon, Sung-Hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 8128220
    Abstract: The present invention is an elastic miniaturized hinge for flex temples with an articulation trolley provided at least with a seat for the housing of the spring. A box is placed along the temple of the glasses. A housing along the box contains an articulation trolley. The articulation trolley includes at least one spring and is contained inside of the box, while the portion that includes the articulation exits from the front end of the box. The tie-rod body of the articulation is provided with a base, being provided with at least one seat that houses the rear end of the corresponding spring. Peripherally with respect to the opening of the housing, at least one guiding zone is obtained. Furthermore, the protrusion is provided with a guiding seat with an opening along the front profile and longitudinally projected with respect to the sliding longitudinal axis of the articulation trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ideal SRL
    Inventor: Luciano Montagner
  • Patent number: 8128219
    Abstract: The present invention is an elastic miniaturized hinge for flexible temple elements or “flex temples” with a box provided with at least a guiding zone for the connection of the articulation to a seat joined to the front of the glasses. The hinge includes a box, along the temple or lug of the glasses, and a housing along the box containing the articulation trolley. The articulation trolley includes at least one spring, contained inside the box, while the portion that includes the articulation exits from the front end of the box. Peripherally with respect to the opening at the front end of the box, at least one guiding zone is obtained, including a cheek of a protrusion longitudinally projected. The cheek is parallel and orientated toward at least one of two lateral faces of the articulation. Furthermore, the protrusion is provided with a guiding seat with an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ideal SRL
    Inventor: Luciano Montagner
  • Patent number: 8117767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the footwear industry. More specifically, the present invention concerns a device that, inserted in soles for footwear, allows the user to equip his or her own footwear, mechanically and easily, with anti-slip serrated nails in the presence of snow or ice or other slippery material on the paved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Eurosuole S.p.A.
    Inventor: Germano Ercoli
  • Patent number: 8109959
    Abstract: A blood sampling needle has a shell, a trigger seat, a needle stand, an elastic resetter and a safety switching member. The shell is provided with inner wall, retaining space, needle outlet and insertion end. A through-flange is formed into the shell. The through-flange and inner wall form a release groove with a tapered end-face. The trigger seat is mounted into the retaining space in a moveable state. The trigger seat has a control end and a rod. An axial chamber is opened on the rod so that two elastic release blades are formed on the rod, and also accommodated correspondingly into the release groove. An abutting bevel edge is formed at the bottom of the elastic release blade, and mated with the tapered end-face of the release groove in an oblique surface. The present invention saves structural members, reduces fabrication cost with better safety and applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Profession Enterprises, Co.
    Inventors: Fu-Nan Chang, Yen-Hung Liu
  • Patent number: 8109182
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ratchet tool, wherein a circular tooth row is arranged into the round groove of the main body's actuating end. A tool driving seat is assembled rotatably onto the round groove of the main body. A first braking slot, a second braking slot and an arched control slot are triangularly configured onto the internal surface of the tool driving seat. The first and second braking slots are separately fitted with the first and second braking swing blocks. A moveable control gear is placed into the control slot and can shift to the through-hole at both ends of the control slot such that it is mated simultaneously with inner tip edges of the first and second braking swing blocks. An elastic resetter is additionally provided to make the first and second braking swing blocks with inner tip edge swing inwards in a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Ho-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8109732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind generator for generating power thanks to the force of the wind or a stream of water. The invention includes a rotor provided with 2, 3 or 4 semi-frustoconical twisted blades practically parallel to the rotation axis, which is horizontal. It is silent, starts with a low-speed wind and can operate in very strong winds. It requires a very short mast, thereby considerably reducing the visual impact on the countryside and the environmental disturbance. It may be intended for dwellings, individual houses, ships, caravans, but also for agricultural uses or any other applications requiring electric power or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nheolis (SARL)
    Inventors: Nordine Haddjeri, Ocine Hayane
  • Patent number: 8110000
    Abstract: A system for ligament reconstruction includes placing a first jig having a first plurality of drill guide holes on a first bone of the joint, forming two intersecting holes in the first bone using the first plurality of drill guide holes, placing a second jig having a second plurality of drill guide holes on a second bone of the joint, forming a tunnel and a first branch hole and a second branch hole in the second bone using the second plurality of drill guide holes, placing a tendon having sutured ends through the two intersecting holes, extending the sutured ends through the tunnel and through the first and second branch holes so that the first and second ends of the tendon are positioned within the tunnel, and affixing the tendon within the tunnel. The apparatus of this system has specially formed jigs placed over bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Evan D. Collins
  • Patent number: 8104354
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor includes a substrate, at least one first electrode, at least one second electrode, a sensing device, at least one anchor base, at least one movable frame, and a plurality of spring members. The first and second electrodes are disposed on the substrate, and the anchor base surrounds the first and second electrodes and is disposed on the substrate. The movable frame surrounds the sensing device. Some of the spring members connect the movable frame and the sensing device, and the other spring members connect the movable frame and the anchor base. The sensing device and the first electrode are both sensing electrodes. The movable frame is disposed above the second electrode, and cooperates with the second electrode to act as a capacitive driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu Wen Hsu, Chao Ta Huang, Jing Yuan Lin, Sheah Chen
  • Patent number: 8102320
    Abstract: An antenna structure for portable electronic device includes an antenna and an electrical connection element. The portable electronic device includes a main body, a slotted section, a shaft, and a slot cover. The slot cover is coupled to the main body via the shaft, and the slot cover is located on the slotted section. The antenna is disposed on the slot cover, and the electrical connection element is coupled to the shaft and a printed circuit board mounted in the main body, so that the antenna is electrically coupled via the electrical connection element to the printed circuit board. Since the antenna disposed on the slot cover is not parallel with the printed circuit board, a clearance distance required between the antenna and the printed circuit board can be reduced to enable reduction of a volume of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Applicances Corp.
    Inventor: Chi-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: D657497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Schiebl
  • Patent number: D658411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence K. Lee