Patents Represented by Attorney Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello, Co
  • Patent number: 7470095
    Abstract: A milling head (16) for a milling machine (1) arranged for machining large-size workpieces comprises a fork 18, which is rotatably arranged around a first axis (C) and demonstrates a pair of fork arms (21, 22), which are separated from one another, a spindle device (23), which is arranged between the fork arms and rotatable around a second axis A, a first torque motor (42), which is coupled to the fork 18 for directly driving and controlling of the rotation of the fork around the first axis (C), and a second torque motor (57) for driving and controlling the rotation of the spindle around the second axis (A), said second torque motor being coupled to the spindle device (23) by means of a one-stage toothed gearing (61), which is mechanically clamped free of backlash. The configuration according to the invention is arranged to achieve high torque with high dynamic stiffness and small interference contour of the milling head (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: F. Zimmerman GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Brunemann
  • Patent number: 7448261
    Abstract: An eraser having the capability of absorbing oil or wax as a formulation of more than 50% styrene butadiene rubber (SBR). The eraser is particularly well suited for use in testing tires having oil or wax therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
    Inventor: George B. Ouyang
  • Patent number: 7443301
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification device includes a piezo-electric crystal and a passive magnetic field sensor having magnetostrictive material. The sensor is responsive to a magnetic field to displace piezo-electric material to thereby generate electricity to power the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
    Inventors: Randall L. Tucker, Gary T. Carroll
  • Patent number: 7404411
    Abstract: A process and system for the analysis and/or control of a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons and biodiesel to determine biodiesel concentration includes a) measuring the near infrared absorption in at least two of the bands of two absorption bands from a portion of the range of 800-2500 nm; in particular 1100-2500 nm which are used to quantify the biodiesel content. b) taking each of the absorbances measured, or a mathematical function thereof, c) performing at least one mathematical computing or statistical treatment using the above absorbances or functions as individual independent variables, d) assigning and applying weighting constants or their equivalents to the independent variables, and, optionally e) applying the above steps using known compositions to calibrate the instrument and determine the weighting constants or equivalents, and further optionally f) outputting a signal indicative of the biodiesel concentration in the mixture, based on the absorbances or functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
    Inventors: William T. Welch, Roy R. Bledsoe, Jr., Brian K. Wilt
  • Patent number: 7393449
    Abstract: A binder pitch material includes a petroleum pitch and asphalt fraction obtained from petroleum crude oil and has a significantly lower polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon composition than a coal tar pitch having a like softening point. The pitch material is useful as a binder material for various applications such as clay pigeons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
    Inventors: Melvin D. Kiser, David C. Boyer
  • Patent number: 7390533
    Abstract: The automated system includes a fluid dispenser having an applicator tip which is used to apply a fluid to an object. A compliance mechanism is utilized to assist in maintaining the applicator tip of the fluid dispenser in contact with the object during the coating operation. A robot can be utilized to advance the object past the applicator tip during the coating operation. The fluid dispenser is mounted on a movable arm to allow the fluid dispenser to be moved or rotated into and away from the position where fluid is applied to the object. The automated system provides a fluid application system that can apply a precise and repeatable layer of fluid to an object. The use of the robot allows larger objects to be easily handled and for the coating process to be done in a rapid fashion. The automated system is flexible and can readily accommodate changes in the object that is to be coated or the configuration of the coating that is to be applied to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Designetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace F. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7386412
    Abstract: An improved sensor module assembly to be used in an array for measuring the distribution of forces, displacements, or temperatures or other physically measurable quantity of an article being tested or measured. A programmable digital processor is installed at each sensor and connected between transducers and a digital bus. This integrated transducer digital processor can send data as high fidelity, digital signals with commensurately low noise to another digital processor. The integrated transducer digital processor can also send and receive other digital information, allowing communication of commands and data among processors, including a larger, centralized, digital processor which may be employed to read and store the digital data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
    Inventors: John R. Luchini, Mark J. Basinger
  • Patent number: 7348312
    Abstract: A composition comprising an albumin-based colloid and its use in treating hypovolemic conditions such as capillary leak syndrome and shock are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Medical College of Ohio
    Inventors: Ragheb Assaly, John D. Dignam, Joseph I. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7345150
    Abstract: A composition comprising an albumin-based colloid composition having at least one protected thiol region, method of making the same, and method for use, including treating hypovolemic conditions such as capillary leak syndrome and shock, are disclosed. The composition also is modified with an indicator reagent such as chromophores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Medical University of Toledo
    Inventors: Ragheb A. Assaly, J. David Dignam, Joseph I. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7341656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a way to process heavier hydrocarbons in a relatively low cost and low pressure process using a combination of superheated steam and at least one reaction gas to i) promote oxidation and thermal reaction of heavier hydrocarbons, while simultaneously ii) removing volatile components with a steam stripping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum Co. LLC
    Inventors: Donald P. Malone, Patricia K. Doolin, Howard F. Moore
  • Patent number: 7338497
    Abstract: A femoral impactor-extractor and method includes a body having an elongated passageway extending from a proximal end to a distal end, an elongated post positioned in such passageway for longitudinal movement therein and extending from a threaded proximal end to a distal end having an enlarged flange with a greater length than breadth. The proximal end of the elongated post is threaded and threadedly engaged to a rotatable handle. Rotation of the handle moves the elongated post and its flange in a proximal direction to clamp the femoral knee prosthesis between the ends of the flange and contoured surfaces which engage the articulating surfaces of the respective condylar portions of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: MIS-TKA Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thoms M. Coon, Alfred J. Tria, Jr., Donald M. Smucker
  • Patent number: 7294388
    Abstract: A friction material which includes a base material, at least one type of resin material, and at least one type of nanoparticle-sized friction modifying particle is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Lam, Yih-Fang Chen, Kenji Maruo
  • Patent number: 7287559
    Abstract: Sauerkraut that is free of added vegetable oil or other lubricant is prepared for packaging in small volumes by substantially continuously delivering a supply of the sauerkraut to a hopper (20) with an open top (22), the sauerkraut being delivered to the hopper at a location between a baffle (24) that periodically reciprocates within the hopper and a plurality of openings (28) at a bottom of the hopper. A tube (26) extends substantially vertically downwardly from each of the openings, and sauerkraut in the hopper is positively caused to flow from each of the openings into and through a tube that is aligned with the opening by rotating a rotatable screw (40) with a larger diameter upper portion (40a) that extends downwardly through the hopper and a smaller diameter lower portion (40b) that extends downwardly from the upper portion into and at least substantially through a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Fremont Company
    Inventors: Jerry Schuett, Dale J. Elford, Donald B. Slessman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7282135
    Abstract: A low viscosity, high coking value petroleum tar material having a high coking value as compared to standard petroleum tars and containing at least one biodiesel material dissolved therein, and a method for producing such material, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum Co., LLC
    Inventors: Melvin D. Kiser, David C. Boyer
  • Patent number: 7270895
    Abstract: An article is coated with a coating having a dark gray or bronze color. In a preferred embodiment, the coating comprises a nickel or polymer basecoat layer, and a color and protective stack layer comprised of layers of oxygen-rich refractory metal oxycarbides. The preferred dark grey, oxygen rich color layer is zirconium oxycarbide. A refractory metal adhesion layer and a refractory metal oxide top coat layer also may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Vapor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce R. Anton
  • Patent number: 7266994
    Abstract: This device provides for measuring the particulate content in a fluid storage tank. A sample of fluid is taken from a fluid storage tank; and compared to a field visual reference chart. Using this chart results in identifying tanks containing a maximum or average particulate allowable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum Co.
    Inventors: Daniel Spero, James Sheridan
  • Patent number: 7263465
    Abstract: A method for reducing the consequences and risks of failure in a hydrocarbon pipeline system includes identifying specific segments of pipelines the leakage of which could have an adverse impact on environment or safety, particularly in areas of high consequence, developing a baseline assessment plan for such segments by analyzing information including age, corrosion, and types of seams and joints and then establishing preventive and migitative measures including, where necessary, positioning emergency flow restricting devices in one or more pipeline segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Turley, Debra S. Feigert, Donald J. Stechschulte, J. Charles Jones, Dennis C. Johnston, Dennis C. Hucke, George L. Guinn, Bryan P. Melan, Thomas A. Jones, Nina M. Schmits, Douglas T. Carr, Raymond W. Price, Steven T. Ross, Andrew W. Kendrick, David E. Siebold
  • Patent number: 7255190
    Abstract: A portable fuel system for a motorcycle or similar vehicle includes an inner bag with opening for receiving and dispensing fuel, a first outer bag formed of fire retardant material and a second outer bag having connectors for securing the portable fuel system to the motorcycle or other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Kent D. Floro
  • Patent number: 7254996
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for testing rubber tires includes an abrader for rubbing against the surface of the tire and an eraser for removing particles of rubber left on the abrading surface by the tire. The eraser has the capability of absorbing oil or wax included in the tire being tested and in the particles deposited on the abrading surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
    Inventor: George B. Ouyang
  • Patent number: D583595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Biofit Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Knowles, David J. Westendorf, James W. Frobose