Patents Represented by Attorney Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Patent number: 8348453
    Abstract: A light assembly comprising a globe, an electric grid powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar panel coupled to the solar powered lighting element for collecting light and generating power for the solar powered lighting element, a rechargeable power source coupled to the solar panel and the solar powered lighting element for storing the power generated by the solar panel and powering the solar powered lighting element, a first sensor for detecting an ambient light level and activating the solar powered lighting element when the ambient light level is below a desired ambient light level, and, a second sensor for detecting output levels of the solar powered lighting element and activating the electric grid powered lighting element when the output level of the solar powered lighting element is below a desired output level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Holly S. Cumberland, Todd Cumberland
  • Patent number: 8343626
    Abstract: A method of dry coating oxidizable particles with activating particles. The method includes accreting at least portions of the activating particles onto surfaces of the oxidizable particles by mechanically induced juxtapositions to form composite particles; and abrading the composite particles to more evenly distribute the activating component over surfaces of the activating particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanislav E. Solovyov
  • Patent number: 8327585
    Abstract: A new method of making and manufacturing foam weather stripping, using a foam filled profile that is encapsulated with an outer liner and a removable film. The film is precisely introduced to the liner using adjustable guides. Just before the film is introduced to the liner the release liner is striped from the film and carried away using a scrap takeaway system for recycling. The liner and film are then introduced into proprietary tooling where the foam, liner, insert, and film is folded upon itself. After the actual construction of the said profile, it is then inserted into a door or window using a kerf or tape application. After the installation of the weather-stripping in the door or window it can then be painted or finished in a variety of ways. After the finish has dried the film protecting the weather strip can then be pealed away exposing a clean undisturbed weather strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schlegel Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Foster
  • Patent number: 8322007
    Abstract: A handling device for a resistant load includes a guide track (2) or a plurality of parallel guide tracks, a pair of slides or carriages (10a, 10b) slidingly mounted on a guide track (2) or a respective guide track, removable locking means (6a, 6b) associated with each slide or carriage (10a, 10b) and designed to keep in position its respective slide or carriage along the respective guide track (2), a linear actuator means (3) associated with each slide or carriage (10a, 10b) and having at least one first component (4) and at least one second component (5a) which can be displaced, upon control, one with respect to the other parallely to the guide track (2) or plurality of parallel guide tracks, the at least one first component (4) being displaceable together with a slide or carriage (10a) of the pair, and the at least one second component (5a) being displaceable together with the other slide or carriage (10b) of the pair, engagement means (7a, 7b) for a resistant load displaceable together with the linear act
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing S.p.A.
    Inventors: Tullio Gonzaga, Silvano Santi
  • Patent number: 8325226
    Abstract: A machine vision system includes a table having a fixture for supporting an object under inspection above the table, a gantry supporting a camera further above the table, a docking station, and a profile light movable together with the gantry between an inspection position beneath the object and a docking position next to the docking station. Fittings are provided for releasably securing the profile light to the gantry and for releasably securing the profile light to the docking station. The profile light can be disengaged from the gantry and engaged with the docking station for moving the profile light to the docking position or disengaged from the docking station and reengaged with the gantry for moving the profile light to the inspection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Quality Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Gerard Moriarty
  • Patent number: 8322888
    Abstract: An illumination system shares portions of an objective of an optical inspection system. A plurality of beam-shaping optics collects light from a plurality of effective light sources and directs the light through a portion of the objective for illuminating an object under inspection. The objective includes a front relay lens, a rear relay lens, and an objective stop disposed between the front and rear relay lenses for collecting light scattered from the object and forming an image of the object with the collected light. The beam-shaping optics, which surround the objective stop, are arranged together with the associated effective light sources for non-uniformly distributing light within a range of angles required for illuminating the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Quality Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie M. Bloch, David E. Lawson
  • Patent number: 8320539
    Abstract: A method of providing telephone services includes receiving an advanced payment. The advanced payment corresponds to a fixed time interval of telephone service spanning at least one day. The method also includes activating service to a mobile device for the fixed time interval and collecting a plurality of call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: IDI Billing Solutions
    Inventors: Jason M. Ingalsbe, Stephen G. Kosarko, Kenneth A. Pierce, Mark R. Rissberger, Darren Smith
  • Patent number: 8320096
    Abstract: A clutch actuator for an electromechanical clutch having a solenoid actuating coil initially provides power to the solenoid at a high rate by using a high duty cycle pulse with a modulated controller. When the initial engagement of the clutch elements is sensed by a decrease in current, the duty cycle of the pulse width modulator is reduced and thereafter increased in a controlled fashion to accomplish a soft start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Global Digital Instruments LLC
    Inventor: Sean O. Harnett
  • Patent number: 8316728
    Abstract: An actuator for selectively extending and retracting a probe in a measuring instrument comprises an actuator body, a carriage having a first aperture slidably attached to the body, and a second aperture receiving a probe holder having a probe. The first aperture of the carriage, which surrounds the actuator body, includes a first plurality of magnets disposed around an inner circumference of the aperture. The actuator body includes a lead screw, a round lead screw nut mated with the lead screw, and a second plurality of magnets arranged on a periphery of the lead screw nut, generally aligned with the first plurality of magnets. The magnets are arranged so that the carriage may be displaced with respect to the actuator body a sufficient amount that the magnets do not significantly restrain the further movement of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Quality Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Lawson, William E. Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8307764
    Abstract: A printing assembly includes a cylindrical sleeve having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a first channel and the outer surface defines a port fluidly connected to the first channel. The inner surface is configured for lateral movement along a nonporous surface in response to a first flow of pressurized air being directed into the first channel from the port. The inner surface is also configured to fixedly mate with the nonporous surface in response to removal of the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Luminite Products Corporation
    Inventor: Richard F. Songer
  • Patent number: 8304227
    Abstract: A method of processing organic waste which includes aerobically conditioning, in a dominantly thermophilic regime lasting at least 72 hours, a mixture of organic wastes having a carbon to nitrogen ratio between approximately 15 to 1 to 45 to 1 so as to form a feedstock, applying the feedstock to a worm bed; and maintaining a temperature and humidity of the worm bed and applied feedstock to maintain a mesophilic dominant regime within the worm bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: RT Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Herlihy
  • Patent number: 8296000
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the location of rolling stock within a controlled area of a railway system is provided. The system includes a plurality of axle counters within the controlled area, wherein the axle counts are associated with a global sequence identifier. A central controller processes the axle counts and associated global sequence identifier in conjunction with a list of rolling stock entering the controlled area to provide a real time map of the location of each piece of rolling stock within the controlled area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Railcomm, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Denny, Michael J. Penza, Andrew Kunzmann, Sean Gleeson
  • Patent number: 8277892
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for manufacturing one or more oxygen scavenging particles, wherein the particle(s) comprises an oxidizable metal particle, such as elemental iron; an acidifying electrolyte such as sodium or potassium bisulfate and optionally a water hydrolysable Lewis acid, such as aluminum chloride. The method comprises the step of coating the oxidizable particle with a first compound and then reacting the first compound with a second compound to form a third compound, wherein the third compound promotes the reaction of the oxidizable particle with oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Rollick
  • Patent number: 8273048
    Abstract: A method and various devices are disclosed that facilitates the measurement of hemodynamic parameters by injection of an indicator in an indicator dilution technique using an extracorporeal circuit connected to a patient. Specifically, the invention deals with problems caused by the spike in pressure in an extracorporeal line that result from the injection of a bolus. The method and various devices provide for diversion of blood during an indictor injection process and then return of the diverted blood back into the system after the injection is completed. The variations of the invention use diversion lines, accommodating cases and other devices that are designed to accumulate blood displaced during injection and then returning the blood to the extracorporeal circuit after injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Transonic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Thuramalla, Nikolai Krivitski, Mark Alsberge
  • Patent number: 8273434
    Abstract: Resealable multi-ply labels include a base label ply and an overlaminate for capturing onserts between them. The base label plies carry an adhesive layer on the bottom surface for mounting the resealable multi-ply labels to articles. The base plies each include a hinge area, an attachment area, a tab area, and an intermediate area separating the hinge area from the attachment area. The overlaminates form permanent bonds with both the hinge areas and the tab areas of the base plies and form reusable bonds with the attachment areas of the base plies. The permanently bonded tab areas of the base plies provide access for releasing the overlaminates from the attachment areas of the base plies and exposing the onserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Zietlow, Patrick A. Young
  • Patent number: 8269970
    Abstract: An optical comparator arranged for rear projection onto a viewing screen combines an optical projector that projects an optical image of a test part under inspection onto the viewing screen with a video projector that projects an optical image of a pixilated template pattern containing illustrated specifications of the test part onto the same viewing screen. The images of the test part and the pixilated template pattern are projected concurrently onto the viewing screen for visually comparing the form of the test part against its specified form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Quality Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Polidor, Boris Gelman
  • Patent number: 8266853
    Abstract: An improved corbel includes a first tier having first blocks and a second tier having second blocks. Each of the first blocks includes a first aperture extending through the block from a first surface to a back surface and a second aperture formed through a top surface of the block, extending into the first aperture. The first blocks are arranged on a substantially planar surface to align the respective first apertures to define a first passageway. Each of the second blocks includes a third aperture extending through the second block from a top surface to a bottom surface. The second blocks are disposed above the first tier to align the third aperture of each of the second blocks with the second aperture of the first blocks to form a second passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Vanocur Refractories LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Bloom, Paul A. Saffrin
  • Patent number: 8262542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for strengthening leg muscles having a substantially flat support surface, an external work surface, a front, a back and two flanks, the strengthening device further comprising at least one relief portion proximal to said back and distal from said front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pinamonte
  • Patent number: D669750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Robinson Home Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Schaepers
  • Patent number: D671802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robinson Home Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Schaepers, Christian von Heifner