Patents Represented by Attorney Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello, Co
  • Patent number: 8333045
    Abstract: An architectural concrete structure and a wall system formed with a plurality of architectural concrete structure wherein each block has first and second cement sections spaced apart and joined together with steel reinforcing bars and tubular members filled with cement. The first and second sections have parallel outer wall surfaces and inner wall surfaces which taper outwardly in an upward direction. Foam insulation is secured to each of the tapering wall surfaces, which insulation members define a tapered passageway extending through the length of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Lung
  • Patent number: 8330335
    Abstract: A piezo magnetostrictive device has a sheet of piezo material with an array of holes formed therein. At least some of the holes are filled with a magnetostrictive material which converts magnetic energy to mechanical energy by exhibiting a change in length or breadth upon being subjected to a change in magnetic energy. The sheet of piezo material generates an electrical potential in response to applied mechanical strain caused by such change in length or width of the magnetostrictive material in the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Randall L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8286937
    Abstract: The presented valve (1) is based on two axially adjustable sleeve-shaped valve seat rings (14, 36) that are associated with locking arrangements in the form of annular armature plates (22, 35) and associate holding coils (24, 36). The valve closure member (39) can be variably adjusted via a position adjustment drive. Said valve closure member has a double function. On the one hand, it acts to move the valve seat rings (14, 26) into locking position and, on the other hand, it acts to control the gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Forster
  • Patent number: 8286673
    Abstract: This system provides for odor control by using a rack opacity filtering system (ROFS). This is a system that collects opacity at the point of origin and transfers it to the filter unit. The filter unit then removes the opacity from the air and the clean air is then vented to the atmosphere. The opacity is a result of loading additized asphalt product at elevated temperatures and controlling how much opacity is allowed to be released. ROFS provides a means to virtually eliminate opacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Marathon Petroleum Company LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Recker, Robert Benjamin Hill
  • Patent number: 8286320
    Abstract: This machine generally is an apparatus for preparing rolls of previously wound material for an unwinding machine. More particularly industrial robots are used to improve the apparatus onto which rolls of sheet form material and the like can be loaded in preparation for unwinding and then, when a previously loaded roll has been unwound, disposing of the remaining core. The robots are programmable robots including a means for engaging the transfer plug and placing the plug into the tubular core of a large roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Automatic Handling International
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pienta, David M. Pienta
  • Patent number: 8287001
    Abstract: A releasing hanger for mud flaps for trucks includes a rotatable release bar supported on a support plate and having flap lugs for supporting a mud flap. A tension spring encircling the release bar cooperates with retaining pins mounted on the releasing bar to yieldingly hold the release bar in a rotatable position at which the flap legs extend outwardly from the support plate. Under a modified embodiment, the retaining pins are releasably held by a bracket having resilient legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Slip-Flap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Uhl, Albert L. Mackey
  • Patent number: 8231060
    Abstract: An RFID device for tires includes first and second sheets non-conducting insulation material having positioned therebetween a semi-conductor chip and a wireless antenna formed of electrically conducting ink printed on one of said sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Randall L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8215063
    Abstract: This performance stage frame member has a shaped cross-section. The frame member comprises a vertically extending back surface and an outwardly extending shape defining a multifaceted cavity therebetween. The invention also includes a lock assembly comprising an interlocking shape is configured to engage the multifaceted cavity of the outwardly extending shape of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: biljax, inc.
    Inventor: Einstein B. Francis
  • Patent number: 8173477
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for the continuous formation of solar cell material including an isolation chamber that reduces cross contamination between adjacent formation zones that are at different pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Xunlight Corporation
    Inventors: Xinmin Cao, Bradley S. Mohring
  • Patent number: 8160748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing wires from a bale includes a conveyor system for moving one or more bales and a de-wiring station positioned adjacent the conveyor system. The de-wiring station includes a robot with an end tool. A bale that is bound by one or more wires is transferred by the conveyor system to a position proximate the de-wiring station. The robot with end tool moves to sense the location of the wires, cut the wires, collect the wires and deposit the wires in a collection hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Automatic Handling International
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pienta, David M. Pienta
  • Patent number: D658116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Kitty F. Chen
  • Patent number: D658117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Carl E. Cole, Christopher D. Grote
  • Patent number: D658118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Christopher D. Grote
  • Patent number: D662460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Christopher D. Grote
  • Patent number: D662461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jason Q. Fu, Christopher D. Grote
  • Patent number: D662816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Tolco Corporation
    Inventor: George L. Notarianni
  • Patent number: D667778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Drake
  • Patent number: D669843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Christopher D. Grote
  • Patent number: D670089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Biofit Engineered Products
    Inventors: James W. Frobose, Robert M. Church
  • Patent number: D670236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Drake