Patents Represented by Attorney Emerson, Thomson & Bennett
  • Patent number: 8342793
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a system for preventing surges in turbine engines and/or rotating compressors. Furthermore, some embodiments comprise sensors for monitoring engine operating characteristics and detecting surge and pre-surge conditions. Some embodiments also include means for adjusting engine operation in response to sensor data. Still other embodiments relate to methods of preventing surges in turbine engines and/or rotating compressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cleveland Electric Laboratories
    Inventors: Donald L. Way, Joel Lantz
  • Patent number: 8338372
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deshydroxy vancomycin compound,a method of its preparation and a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of the deshydroxy vancomycin and the use of the said composition in the preparation of drugs for the treatment of susceptible bacteria infections. The method includes the following steps: (1) preparing a concentrated vancomycin solution containing the deshydroxy vancomycin by fermentations of Amycolatopsis Orientalis with Deposit No. CGMCCNO.1183; (2) separating and purifing the concentrated vancomycin solution to obtain a refined filtrate of vancomycin hydrochloride containing the deshydroxy vancomycin by column chromatography; and (3) further separating and purifing the refined filtrate to obtain the deshydroxy vancomycin by chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingxiang Xu, Haisong Xie, Huan Yu, Wei Mao, Weidong Ye
  • Patent number: 8337117
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the strength and longevity of secondary roadways through environmentally sound practices are disclosed herein. A composition for road sealing includes an aqueous emulsion of acrylic and vinyl acetate polymer, water, and a resin-modified emulsion, wherein the resin-modified emulsion includes a mixture of pitch and rosin, an emulsifying agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Frank D. Elswick, Gina M. Greenlee
  • Patent number: 8330574
    Abstract: A vehicle activation device may serve as a transmitter and may have at least two function buttons that remotely activate two corresponding functions in an associated vehicle. A cover may be pivoted to a body and may be movable between at least two positions to make the function buttons accessible or inaccessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jason DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 8332101
    Abstract: A vehicle door lock system may include a control unit for selectively unlocking a door, the control unit having an input for receiving a signal from an occupant detection system, a logic unit for determining whether to send an unlock signal to the door based upon the input, and an output for selectively sending the unlock signal to the door when the automatic door unlock conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Binfet, John Sgueglia
  • Patent number: 8323031
    Abstract: An auscultation training device that utilizes a medical training mannequin, a controller, and a database of auscultation training sound data to simulate and communicate the sounds of the human body to users; the invention is able to initiate the playback of prerecorded sounds via a variety of trigger mechanisms, and transmit live sounds, or combinations of sounds, to remote examiners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Jacques Charles Lecat
  • Patent number: 8322771
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a roof panel having a segment that is formed of a thermoplastic material, a side panel having a segment that is formed of a metal, and a connection device. The roof panel may be connected to the side panel member by attaching the connection device to the side panel segment, heating the roof panel segment to melt at least a portion of it, enveloping the connection member within the melted portion of the roof panel segment; and, cooling the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ovidiu Cristian Mihai
  • Patent number: 8322782
    Abstract: Generally provided is a roof-liner assembly for attaching a wire harness to a roof liner, the assembly having a wire harness that is attached to a roof liner by a harness clip and a harness-clip base, wherein the harness clip has a substantially closed-loop element that substantially surrounds the exterior surface of a wire-harness longitudinal section, and wherein the harness-clip base is secured to the roof liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Shallcross, Todd Hemmert, Saeed Namakydoost
  • Patent number: 8322407
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and related method of making is disclosed herewith. The heat exchanger may have first and second fluid reservoirs that retain a quantity of fluid and also a plurality of tubes that extend between the first and second reservoirs and circulate the fluid therebetween. First and second header plates may be retained respectively in the first and second reservoirs through which the plurality of tubes are mounted. First and second pressure reduction plates may each have a plurality of apertures that respectively encompass first and second ends of each of the plurality of tubes. The plurality of apertures may have tapered side walls that taper outwardly from the respective ends, to reduce turbulence of the fluid between the plurality of tubes and the first and second reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8322390
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to light weight tire devices comprising a plurality of layers of steel belts. The layers are each a predetermined fraction of the footprint width, and the width of each layer can vary from one layer to another. Some embodiments also include a pair of wedge strips disposed between two reinforcing layers. Furthermore, some embodiments can include a split belt, wherein the gap between the split belts is substantially occupied by a gum strip. Additionally, the belt ply cords can be angled according to one or more patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kotanides, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8322671
    Abstract: A tray mechanism may include a tray having a storage zone and a beverage holding device having a receptacle. The beverage holding device may automatically extend as the tray is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Myers, John Barlow, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8317343
    Abstract: A mirror assembly may include a middle portion having a first side, a second side, and a perimeter, where the first side comprises a reflective portion. A front portion may be substantially transparent and may be formed by injecting a first thermoplastic material into a mold on the first side of the middle portion. A back portion may be substantially opaque and may be formed by injecting a second thermoplastic material into the mold on the second side of the middle portion. The front portion and the back portion together may substantially encompass the perimeter of the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Thiele, Brent Gaertner
  • Patent number: 8321619
    Abstract: A portable power and/or memory device is disclosed, which device includes integrated management circuitry enabling on-board management of energy storage, power management, and memory management. In a preferred embodiment, the device of the present invention can store and make available both memory and power, and provides an on-board means for displaying the various memory and/or power parameters associated with the device, using a USB interface to receive power for storage and to communicate between onboard memory and a device to which the portable power and/or memory device is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ecosol Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Kular, Zuohang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8313668
    Abstract: A composition for chemical soil improvement includes a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, polyisobutylene, and synthetic fibers, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Todd R. Hawkins, C. David Brangan
  • Patent number: 8313120
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to articles for masking internal components of a motor vehicle steering column from the view of an occupant when the steering wheel is titled, or extended. Some embodiments relate to methods for making or using masking articles, or to methods for masking the internal components of a motor vehicle steering column when the steering wheel is titled, or extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ron Meyers
  • Patent number: 8312675
    Abstract: A pressure-activated sensor assembly may include a switch component that actuates upon pressure contact with an obstructing object; a flexible component that substantially surrounds and encases the switch component; an engagement component that engages a projection of an associated closure component; an extended portion disposed substantially on a side of the engagement component that contacts a side surface of the associated closure component; and at least one fastener that secures the extended portion to the side surface of the closure component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven R. Thiele
  • Patent number: 8308020
    Abstract: A containment assembly may be used with a shipping container and may include: a cargo net having a pair of sleeves; and, a pair of tethering members that are received within the sleeves and that have ends that extends out from the sleeves. The ends of the tethering members may be attachable to multiple attachment surfaces on the shipping container to change the orientation of the cargo net with respect to the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Graham Davis, Frederick A. Moyer, Thomas A. Petrilli, Steven A. Wilson, Thomas O'Malley
  • Patent number: 8287283
    Abstract: A cap composition that can mechanically attach to a stethoscope headpiece, the cap composition having a cap; a cap element having a design that includes a shape and characteristic dimensions that enable the cap to mechanically attach to a stethoscope headpiece; and a speaker attached to and positioned on or at least partially within the cap, such that when the cap is attached to the stethoscope headpiece, the speaker is either touching or proximate to the stethoscope diaphragm such that a sound or signal emitted by the speaker can cause the stethoscope diaphragm to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Jacques Charles Lecat
  • Patent number: 8282031
    Abstract: This invention relates to the art of methods and apparatuses for grinding various materials into smaller particles; particularly, to those known in the art as pulverizing systems and devices. This invention provides methods and apparatuses for an improved disc mill assembly that utilizes a tapered flywheel and water jacket in conjunction with planar grinding disk cutting devices to create a tapered grinding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Reduction Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sly, Eric Gorham, Larry Baker
  • Patent number: D672556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Galpin Technologies
    Inventor: Anthony Scarabelli