Patents Represented by Attorney Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8348313
    Abstract: An energy absorber for a vehicle includes an elongate member having one or more corrugated sections, the corrugated sections including a plurality of channels wherein the channels include a generally planar front wall and a pair of spaced apart vertically extending side walls, and one or two at least partial end walls. The elongate member further includes a base section extending between channels and one or more flanges that may extend from the base. The energy absorber may be tuned for a desired impact and be located between a bumper beam and a fascia at the front or rear end of a vehicle to provide low speed impact protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Chickmenahalli, Liwu Zhou, Jeffrey E. Leich, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8349645
    Abstract: A mask includes: a tabular first section which includes a side portion and an opening portion formed at a position corresponding to a film formation region of a substrate and on which the substrate is to be disposed so that the first section overlaps a face of the substrate on which a film is to be formed; and a second section which is provided along the side portion of the first section, and covers at least one of portions of a side face of the substrate, wherein second sections of two adjacent masks overlap each other and a superposed section is thereby formed when a plurality of masks are arrayed in a lateral direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Miwa Watai, Kazuya Saito, Takashi Komatsu, Yusuke Mizuno, Atsushi Ota, Shunji Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 8341959
    Abstract: A heat engine using solar energy is disclosed. The heat engine in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a first body, a second body and a solar concentrator, and can have highly efficient thermal cycles by allowing a first piston assembly and a second piston assembly to reciprocate opposite directions with respect to each other inside a first cylinder and a second cylinder, respectively, as first operating gas and fourth operating gas or second operating gas and third operating gas thermally expand alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Soo-Joh Chae
  • Patent number: 8346999
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes the operations of assigning a network application to at least one first core processing unit, from among a plurality of core processing unit. The method of this embodiment also includes the operations of assigning a first receive queue to said first core processing unit, wherein the first receive queue is configured to receive packet flow associated with the network application; defining a high threshold for the first receive queue; and monitoring the packet flow in the first receive queue and comparing a packet flow level in the first receive queue to the high threshold; wherein if the packet flow level exceeds the threshold based on the comparing, generating a queue status message indicating that the packet flow level in the first queue has exceeded the queue high threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott P. Dubal, Patrick Connor, Mallikarjuna R. Chilakala
  • Patent number: 8346839
    Abstract: The speed at which an AES decrypt operation may be performed in a general purpose processor is increased by providing a separate decrypt data path. The critical path delay of the aes decrypt path is reduced by combining multiply and inverse operations in the Inverse SubBytes transformation. A further decrease in critical path delay in the aes decrypt data path is provided by merging appropriate constants of the inverse mix-column transform into a map function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Erdinc Ozturk, Vinodh Gopal, Gilbert Wolrich, Wajdi K. Feghali, Kirk S. Yap
  • Patent number: 8340281
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for computing modular inverses of odd input values modulo 2N (or modulo xN, for example in some Galois field) to perform a modular multiplication in cryptographic processing systems. In one embodiment an approximation is computed having 2k bits of the modular inverse of the odd input value without multiplications, for example using a binary extended Euclidean algorithm. A sequence of log2N?k Newton-Raphson or similarly quadratically convergent iterations are applied to the approximation using an extended precision multiplier to generate the modular inverse of the odd input value modulo 2N (or modulo xN), the modular inverse having up to N bits of precision. The modular inverse of the odd input value is then used in a modular multiplication to perform cryptographic operations and/or cyclic redundancy checks on communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre Laurent, Vinodh Gopal
  • Patent number: 8337265
    Abstract: A streamlined amphibious, catamaran yacht is provided that may serve military or civilian purposes as a passenger or cargo carrying truck, limousine, bus, motor home or recreational vehicle on land, and extend those same functions on water, while matching the functionality and performance of similar length boats. The amphibious yacht includes a continuous reveal on the hull bottom from bow to transom that separates two asymmetric catamaran hulls. This reveal, or hull tunnel, may enhance sea stability and maneuverability, and create lift that helps the hull achieve plane and attain higher water speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin R. Neprud
  • Patent number: 8339971
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for providing network protection. A method according to one embodiment may include detecting an infected data packet at an in-line device. The method may further include receiving a first instruction from the in-line device at a central management server, the instruction identifying the origin of the infected data packet. The method may also include receiving a marking instruction from the central management server at an infected endpoint device and marking outgoing data packets at the infected endpoint device to create marked data packets. Of course, many alternatives, variations and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Omer Ben-Shalom, Adi Shaliv
  • Patent number: 8340530
    Abstract: A system and method implementing dual stage carrier frequency offset compensation (FOC) in a coherent receiver for an optical communication system. In the first stage, a feed forward FOC function compensates for relatively slowly drifting frequency offsets. In a second stage, a decision-feedback FOC function compensates for relatively quickly drifting frequency offsets. The feed forward frequency offset compensation may be implemented with a feed forward carrier phase estimation function and the decision-feedback frequency offset compensation may be implemented with a decision-feedback carrier phase estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications LLC
    Inventor: Yi Cai
  • Patent number: 8337782
    Abstract: A magnetic coupling system may be used in a fluid displacement apparatus to magnetically couple a drive shaft to a piston. The magnetic coupling system may include first and second magnetic couplers at the ends of the drive shaft and piston, respectively. The first magnetic coupler and second magnetic coupler may be configured to exert an attractive force. A bearing between the magnetic couplers reduces friction and side loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ivek Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas S. Bensley
  • Patent number: 8338702
    Abstract: A sensor system may include a wiring harness including at least one wire, a grommet, a nugget, a sensor, and a harness sleeve. The grommet may include at least one passageway configured to receive the wire. The nugget may include at least one terminal molded into the nugget and coupled to the wire. A mineral insulated cable may be coupled to the sensor and to the terminal. The harness sleeve may define at least one cavity configured to receive the nugget and at least a portion of the grommet. The harness sleeve may be coupled to the mineral insulated cable and may include a first crimp coupling the harness sleeve to the grommet. The exterior surface of the nugget may also include at least one radially disposed groove. The harness sleeve may also include a second crimp coupling the harness sleeve to the nugget, for example, about the radial groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Stoneridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Engelbach, Robert J. Sparks, Tim Murphy, Jeffrey T. Norris, Michael Heston
  • Patent number: 8333495
    Abstract: A device for illuminating a target surface of a vehicle. The device includes a base and a top cover coupled to the base. The top cover includes a perimeter wall portion and an actuator portion coupled to the perimeter wall portion. The actuator portion extends generally downward between walls of the perimeter wall portion toward the base and is movable toward the base for changing the state of a switch upon application of an external force to the actuator portion. A light source is coupled to the base and positioned for illuminating the target surface through the actuator portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Shamitz, William Harrop
  • Patent number: 8333817
    Abstract: A filter arrangement for filtering a fluid or gaseous medium, in particular in a motor vehicle, comprising a housing which holds a filter element in a receiving space, wherein the filter element has an edge region which bears at least in regions against the inner wall of the housing, is characterized, with regard to the problem of creating a filter arrangement which is of structurally simple design and has a high filter efficiency, in that the housing is shaped such that the receiving space tapers at least in regions in at least one spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Uwe Felber, Ulrich Stahl
  • Patent number: 8328162
    Abstract: A pivotable control valve assembly may be used with a water treatment device in a water treatment system. A pivotable control valve assembly may be pivotable relative to the water treatment device to allow user controls on the pivotable control valve assembly to be oriented in a desired user access position. In a water treatment system including a plurality of water treatment devices, for example, one or more pivotable control valve assemblies may be pivoted such that user controls for each of the water treatment devices are in desired user access positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: R.E. Prescott Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Russell E. Prescott, Perrin T. Prescott
  • Patent number: 8328431
    Abstract: A multiple conductor optical cable may be coupled to an undersea device, such as a cable joint, branching unit, or repeater, with one or more isolated bypass conductive paths being provided across the undersea device. At least one conductor may be terminated within a housing of the undersea device and at least one conductor may be coupled to a conductive bridge member that provides the isolated bypass conductive path across the device. Multiple conductor optical cables may be coupled to undersea devices in optical networks using independent power paths, for example, to deliver power to different powered components at different voltage potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications LLC
    Inventors: Maurice E. Kordahi, Robert K. Stix, Tony S. Fong, Jeremiah A. Mendez, Steven Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8330396
    Abstract: A starting circuit arrangement in which a gas discharge lamp is assigned a supply circuit having at least one inductor arranged in series with the gas discharge lamp, wherein the starting circuit arrangement comprises a starting transformer connected on the primary side to a starting triggering circuit and connected on the secondary side to the lamp for the transmission of a starting pulse, an input energy source for the starting triggering circuit, a first switch means in the starting triggering circuit, an electronic control device which drives the first switch means. The starting circuit arrangement has, on the supply side, an input terminal connected in the supply circuit of the lamp between the inductor and the lamp, and a means provided for reproducing the phase profile of an AC supply variable of the lamp after starting of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bag Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Ferdinand Mertens, Reinhard Schauerte, Tobias Schulte
  • Patent number: 8329082
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the production of hollow bodies of thermoplastic material, in particular a process for the production of fuel tanks of plastic material. In the process according to the invention preforms in web or band form of plasticized plastic material are shaped in a multi-part tool forming a mold cavity by expansion of the preforms and causing them to bear against the internal contour of the mold cavity. The process firstly includes the production of two mutually complementary intermediate products in the form of shell portions. Then respective built-in fitment components are secured to the respective insides of the shell portions, which face towards each other in the installation position, wherein at least some built-in fitment components of mutually complementary shell portions are respectively of mutually complementary configuration, in the sense that they can be joined to provide an assembled component or to provide a functional unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Borchert, Gerd Wolter, Harald Lorenz, Dirk Eulitz, Timo Kramer, Markus Hutzen
  • Patent number: 8324910
    Abstract: A touch sensor assembly. The touch sensor assembly may include a housing, at least one touch sensor and a sensor cover. The sensor cover may identify a touch area associated with each touch sensor. The housing may form a water tight cavity for the sensor cover and the touch sensor when coupled to an housing cover. A raised dome may be provided, e.g. on the sensor cover or another element, to provided tactile feed back. LEDs may be provided for illuminating the touch areas and/or sensing ambient light. A controller may control the illumination level of the LEDs in response to sensed ambient light. Adjacent key suppression algorithms are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis R. Lamborghini, Benjamin K. Yuen, Thomas E. Babington
  • Patent number: 8323474
    Abstract: Provided is an electro-chemical water treatment apparatus and method for removing total nitrogen ingredients of ammonia nitrogen, nitrous acid nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen etc., organic materials of BOD and COD induction ingredients, and cyanogen included in wastewater and dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Chi-Jung Jeon, Jong-Sung Kim, Kwang-Su Kim, Sang-Ki Hong
  • Patent number: D672557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher John Farrell