Patents Represented by Attorney Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
  • Patent number: 8347428
    Abstract: A portable bathroom and kitchen fixture display includes a base, walls rising from the top of the base, a canopy spanning the walls, a holding tank within the base, fluid supply and fluid drain conduits, a plurality of fixtures selectively mounted to the base, and a fluid pump within the holding tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8343407
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an overmolding process and apparatus for overmolding nonlinear profiles from rigid or semi-rigid polymeric material. Rigid polymeric materials are melted and overmolded onto an extruded profile, which is received by a mold having a mold cavity and core pin. The mold cavity and core pin have a radial angle of curvature (Rc). In the overmolding process, rigid polymeric material is injected around the core pin and cavity, and the overmolded article is removed from the mold. The core pin is removed from the overmolded article to form a non-linear overmolded article according to the present process and arrangement of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Mercury Plastics, Inc., Masco Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Seman, Sr., William Shane Hochstetler
  • Patent number: 8343914
    Abstract: Protection of proteins against fibrillation may be afforded by introduction of certain histidine substitutions into the protein, such that a pair of histidines are present with sufficient spacing as to allow the histidines to coordinate with zinc. In the case of insulin, introduction of histidine residue substitutions at residues A4 and A8 together or a histidine residue substitution at residue B1, provides increased resistance to fibrillation while maintaining at least a majority of the activity of the insulin analogue. Introduction of a histidine residue substitution at residue A8 restores at least a portion of fibrillation resistance that may have been harmed by substitutions present on the B-chain such as those present in fast-acting insulins. Proteins protected by such histidine substitutions may be used to provide a pharmaceutical composition. A method of treating a patient includes administering a physiologically effective amount of the pharmaceutical composition to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventor: Michael Weiss
  • Patent number: 8337906
    Abstract: A nasal spray solution for use as a nasal spray and methods of using the solution are disclosed. The nasal spray solution moisturizes nasal passages and alleviates nasal dryness. The solution includes a hypotonic saline solution, wherein the saline solution is hypotonic with respect to cells of the nasal mucosa of the nasal passages, a buffering agent, a lubricating agent, and an anti-microbial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: James Zinreich, Eva Zinreich, Helen Zinreich Shafer
  • Patent number: 8337738
    Abstract: A process is described which uses overmolding to create an all plastic waterway within a faucet leading up to an inlet port for a spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Mercury Plastics, Inc., Masco Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Seman, Sr., Earl Christian, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8333823
    Abstract: A method and system for producing metallic iron nuggets may include providing multiple layers of agglomerates, such as briquettes, balls and extrusions, of a reducible mixture of reducing material (such as carbonaceous material) and of a reducible iron bearing material (such as iron oxide) on a hearth material layer (such as carbonaceous material) and providing a coarse overlayer of carbonaceous material over at least some of the agglomerates. Heating the agglomerates of reducible mixture to 1425° C. or 1400° C. or 1375° C. results in formation of an intermediate product of one or more metallic iron nuggets, which may have a sulfur content of less than 0.03%, and slag, which may have less than 5% mass MgO, which may have a ratio of percent by weight sulfur in the slag over percent by weight sulfur in the metallic nuggets of at least about 12 or at least about 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nu-Iron Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Iwao Iwasaki, Richard F. Kiesel, David J. Englund, Dave Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8328015
    Abstract: A container, utilized for the storage and transport of articles, includes a body comprised of one or more sidewalls drawn in a generally longitudinal fashion and two end pieces, disposed distally on either end of the container body. A plurality of ribs are disposed between the end pieces to facilitate inward compression of the container body. In his manner, the container volume can be permanently or temporarily altered to take up the tolerance between the volume of articles and the otherwise fixed volume of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8328733
    Abstract: A urine collection device comprises a collector to collect urine voided by a user; first and second outlets adapted to allow urine collected by the collector to drain from the device and a transfer passage adapted to transfer urine collected by the collector to a receptacle. The first outlet includes a flow rate variation device so constructed and arranged that an initial drain flow rate through the variation device is greater than a second drain flow rate through the variation device; and the second outlet comprises an overflow outlet adapted to allow urine collected by the collector to drain from the urine collection device at a third drain flow rate equal to or higher than the initial drain flow rate through the variation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Forte Medical Limited
    Inventors: Vincent John Charles Forte, David Edward Maddison
  • Patent number: 8330573
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for automatically activating a garage door opener. A garage door opener system is supplemented with motion sensor technology or RFID technology to allow for automatic activation of a garage door opener. An automobile that is moving near or is proximate to a garage associated with at least one garage door opener can cause the garage door opener to be automatically activated to open or close a garage door that is operatively connected to the garage door opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8329088
    Abstract: A process is described for injection overmolding a second polymer onto a crosslinked profile of a first polymer comprising the steps of: heating at least a portion of the crosslinked profile (previously crosslinked to at least approximately 65%) to a temperature which raises the temperature of a skin of said portion of the crosslinked profile from a first temperature to a second higher temperature (e.g., 112-269° F.) for a duration sufficient to heat the crosslinked portion to the second temperature, the crosslinked profile having been crosslinked from a method selected from the group consisting of radiation and silane; inserting at least a portion of the heated portion at least partially into a mold which defines an overmolding profile; injection molding the second polymer over at least a portion of the heated portion of the crosslinked profile into the void of the mold; and crosslinking the second polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Rowley, Richard T. Seman
  • Patent number: 8323079
    Abstract: A clipping machine and a method for producing sausage-shaped products formed by a tubular casing material containing a flowable filling material. The clipping machine includes a filling tube for feeding filling material into the tubular casing material stored on the filling tube and being closed at the front end by a closing clip. The clipping machine further includes a closing device including at least two closing tools, being reversably movable relative to one another between an opened position and a closed position for placing and closing at least one closing clip for forming a sausage-shaped product. In addition, a suction device is provided, having at least a suction opening being located in the region of the front end of the filling tube for sucking a fluid segregated from the filling material into the tubular casing material while being filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Hanten
  • Patent number: 8322402
    Abstract: During continuously casting metal strip, delivering molten metal supported on the casting surfaces of the casting rolls, and counter rotating the casting rolls to form metal shells on the casting surfaces brought together at the nip to deliver cast strip downwardly with a controlled amount of mushy material between the metal shells, determining at a reference location downstream from the nip a target temperature for the cast strip corresponding to a desired amount of mushy material between the metal shells of the cast strip, sensing the temperature of the cast strip cast downstream from the nip at the reference location and producing a sensor signal corresponding to the sensed temperature, and causing an actuator to vary the gap at the nip between the casting rolls in response to the sensor signal received from the sensor and processed to determine the temperature difference between the sensed temperature and the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventors: Walter N. Blejde, Rama Ballav Mahapatra, Mark Schlichting
  • Patent number: 8317118
    Abstract: A chad containment bin includes a chad containment space formed by a pair of opposing longitudinally extending sidewalls connected by a pair of opposing, laterally extending sidewalls. A shredder head assembly is situated above the chad containment bin. A cabinet body supports the shredder head assembly while removeably housing the chad containment bin. A generally vertically oriented support member extends upwardly from a first of the longitudinally extending sidewalls. The support member includes a handle on an outer face for carrying the chad containment bin. A panel is pivotally connected to the chad containment bin for providing access to the chad containment space when the chad containment bin is suspended by the handle over a waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Josh Davis, Xiang Xin, Li (Henry) Zhiguo, Jeffrey Jensen
  • Patent number: 8316920
    Abstract: A metal strip casting apparatus and method of casting metal strip include assembling a pair of counter-rotatable casting rolls positioned laterally forming a nip between for casting, and assembling a pair of brush rolls, each of the brush rolls associated with one of each of the casting rolls. Each brush roll includes at least one spaced apart brush line extending substantially along the axial length of the casting roll. The brush lines may form a spiral, zigzag, wave or crisscross array about the brush roll. The brush roll may include one or more staggered rings with regularly or irregularly spaced apart bristles which form the brush lines. The brush lines may be between 10 to 50 mm apart and separated by between 2 mm to 45 mm of open space. The brush lines may be one line per 10 mm to 90 mm of axial length of brush roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hiroki Yoshizawa, Katsumi Nakayama, Kazuo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 8318836
    Abstract: Curing agents for air-drying alkyd-based resins, coatings, such as paint, varnish or wood stain, inks and linoleum floor coverings, based on an iron/manganese complex containing tetradentat, pentadentate or hexadentate nitrogen donor ligands are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OMG UK Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ronald Hage, Philana Veronica Wesenhagen
  • Patent number: 8318827
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to an essentially closed-cell two-component polyurethane foam containing an pesticide, which upon curing provides a barrier to insect infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fomo Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8312917
    Abstract: A method of controlling the formation of crocodile skin surface roughness on thin cast strip by forming a casting pool of molten metal of less than 0.065% carbon supported on casting surfaces above a nip, assembling a rotating brush to contact the casting surfaces in advance of contact with the molten metal, and controlling the energy exerted by rotating brushes against the casting surfaces of the casting rolls to clean and expose a majority of the projections of the casting surfaces of the casting rolls by providing wetting contact with the molten metal of the casting pool. The cleaning step is controlled by controlling the energy of the rotating brush against the casting rolls based on the difference between the detected light reflected from the casting surfaces and the light reflected when the casting surfaces are clean, and automating the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Schlichting
  • Patent number: 8313553
    Abstract: A method of making a steel with low carbon less than 0.035% by weight including steps of preparing a heat of molten steel composition in a steelmaking furnace to a tapping temperature as desired for desulfurization at a VTD, tapping open into a ladle the molten steel composition with an oxygen level between about 600 and 1120 ppm, providing slag forming compound to the ladle to form a slag cover over the molten steel composition in the ladle, transporting the molten steel composition in the ladle to a VTD, decarburizing the molten steel composition at the VTD by drawing a vacuum of less than 650 millibars, after decarburizing, adding one or more deoxidizers to the molten steel composition and deoxidizing the molten steel composition, after deoxidizing, adding one or more flux compounds to desulfurize the molten steel composition, and casting the molten steel composition to form a steel with low carbon less than 0.035% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventors: Jacobus Marthinus Andreas Geldenhuis, David John Sosinsky, Daniel Gene Murray, David Wayne McGaughey, Eugene B. Pretorius
  • Patent number: 8313122
    Abstract: A trailer includes reference marks that depict the position whereby cargo may be placed for proper installation on the trailer. The reference marks may be applied by affixing a label onto the frame of the trailer respective of the trailer axle. One or more reference marks may be applied depicting the multiple positions, one for each of differently sized cargo, which may be welding power supplies. Instructions may also be used in conjunction with the labels for instructing placement of the welding power supply at the appropriate position respective of the trailer axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Bender
  • Patent number: D673665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: April Langford, Martin Alexanderson