Patents Represented by Attorney Hayes Soloway P.C.
  • Patent number: 8349270
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating containers, including a transport device which transports the containers along a specified transport path, the transport device including a plurality of holding elements for holding the containers, with the holding elements being transported along the specified transport path. The apparatus includes a cleaning device for sterilizing the holding elements at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Frank Winzinger, Philipp Albers
  • Patent number: 8348591
    Abstract: A device for forming stacks of piece goods batches, includes a movable transport device for transporting the piece goods batch. A feed device feeds the piece goods batch to the transport device. The transport device includes a support device which at least intermittently supports the piece goods batch and relative to which the piece goods batch can move and which can be removed essentially completely from a region located below the piece goods batch. The transport device includes at least one controllable fixing device for temporarily fixing an intermediate layer, wherein the fixing device for fixing the intermediate layer moves below the piece goods batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Kurt Perl
  • Patent number: 8349246
    Abstract: A blowing apparatus for expanding containers with a gaseous medium has a blowing piston and a blowing nozzle, through which the container is expanded with the gaseous medium. The blowing piston is movable in a longitudinal direction (L) of the blowing nozzle, the blowing nozzle is movable in the longitudinal direction (L) relative to the blowing piston, and a guide device is provided which guides the movement of the blowing nozzle in the longitudinal direction (L) relative to the blowing piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Sperka, Erik Blochmann, Florian Geltinger
  • Patent number: 8349271
    Abstract: A container system for medical instruments comprising a molded plastic reticulated tray composed of a continuous rib that forms a tray rim and a plurality of intersecting ribs defining large openings therebetween. The intersecting ribs are dished and have opposite ends connected to the continuous ribs at spaced apart locations therealong. The plurality of intersecting ribs also have rounded surfaces so that a washing or cleaning fluid directed at the plurality of intersecting ribs from the outside, upon flowing through said openings will follow and intimately contact those rounded surfaces so that those surfaces are cleaned thoroughly. A preferred embodiment of the system also includes a reticulated cover releasably connected to the tray and various brackets for fixating instruments in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward D. Riley
  • Patent number: 8346410
    Abstract: Provided are an attitude control system and method of a spacecraft of an artificial satellite that may enhance a maneuverability and a controllability by simultaneously applying a reaction wheel and a thruster among drive units used to maneuver an attitude of the spacecraft of the artificial satellite. The attitude control system may include: a thruster-based attitude controller which control firing time of thrusters mounted on the spacecraft; and a reaction wheel-based attitude controller controlling driving of a reaction wheel mounted on the spacecraft. The spacecraft may include a plurality of reaction wheels. When a defect occurs in the spacecraft due to a partial malfunction of the reaction wheels, an attitude maneuverability of the spacecraft may be corrected by simultaneously applying the thruster-based attitude controller and the reaction wheel-based attitude controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyun Ho Seo, Ki Lyuk Yong, Shi Hwan Oh, Hong Taek Choi, Seon Ho Lee, Jo Ryeong Yim, Yong Bok Kim, Hye Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8339281
    Abstract: There is disclosed a single space parking meter that includes a low powered radio for communicating with a mobile access point. There is also provided a parking meter management system comprising a single space parking meter and a mobile access point. The mobile access point comprises a coin collection cart, and a mobile data collection terminal including a wireless radio for communicating with the wireless radio of the single space parking meter. Also disclosed is a method of managing single space parking meters comprising the steps of collecting and storing meter information in a single space parking meter, receiving at a main electronics board of the single space parking meter a transmit signal, and transmitting the meter information to a mobile access point using a low powered radio of the single space parking meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: J.J. Mackay Canada Limited
    Inventors: Gregory Emile Chauvin, Neil Stuart Erksine, George Allan MacKay
  • Patent number: 8337772
    Abstract: A device for sterilizing containers includes a first treatment space, which is filled with a sterilizing gaseous medium under predetermined thermodynamic conditions, a tank, which is filled with a liquid medium and extends along a closed path, and a multiplicity of holding devices for holding the containers. The holding devices are arranged rotatably with respect to the treatment space, and a dividing wall, which protrudes into the liquid medium located in the tank is arranged rotatably with respect to the tank. A discharge opening, via which the gaseous medium can be discharged, is provided between the treatment space and the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Roland Laumer, Manfred Schmid, Berthold Burgmeier
  • Patent number: 8328199
    Abstract: A seal device has a magnetic force generator for generating a magnetic force in a vicinity of a shaft. A first magnetism transmission member for transmitting the magnetic force generator is disposed adjacent to one side of the magnetic force generator. A second magnetism transmission member for transmitting the magnetic force generated by the magnetic force generator is disposed adjacent to another side of the magnetic force generator. A slide bush is disposed and secured between an inner flange of the second magnetism transmission member and the shaft. A seal member for sliding relative to an outer peripheral surface of the shaft, is accommodated in a sealing. And, a magnetic fluid is held between the shaft and the magnetism transmission member by the magnetic force generated by the magnetic force generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kotaro Oshita
  • Patent number: 8322766
    Abstract: A gripper applied in a transport mechanism for transporting a wafer is provided. The transport mechanism includes a bar. The gripper includes a fixing member fixed to the bar, and a carrying member. The fixing member includes two grooves adjacent to the bottom of the fixing member. Each groove includes an entrance and a retaining portion. The carrying member includes a notch and a first claw. The notch is located at the top of the carrying member and communicates two opposite sides of the carrying member. The notch includes two inner walls, each having a protrusion. The carrying member is assembled to the fixing member by sliding each protrusion along one of the grooves from the corresponding entrance and until abutting against the corresponding retaining portion. The first claw is located at a first sidewall of the carrying member. The edge of the wafer is supportable by the first claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Gintech Energy Corporation
    Inventors: William Hsiung, Shih-Chun Lo, Tony Lin
  • Patent number: 8324718
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor chip mounted on a mounting substrate; a first resin filling a gap between the chip and the substrate; a frame-shaped stiffener surrounding the chip; a first adhesive for bonding the stiffener to the substrate; a lid for covering the stiffener and an area surrounded by the stiffener; and a second resin filling a space between the stiffener and the chip. A thermal expansion coefficient of the second resin is smaller than that of the first resin. The first resin includes an underfill part filling a gap between the chip and the substrate and a fillet part extended from the chip region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hirokazu Honda
  • Patent number: 8324943
    Abstract: A capacitive load drive circuit may comprise a high current drive amplifier configured to be coupled to a capacitive load during a high current ramp up of the voltage across the capacitive load to a cut off voltage; a low current drive amplifier configured to be connected to the capacitive load during a low current ramp up of the voltage across the capacitive load, from the cut off voltage to a maximum voltage across the capacitive load; and the high current drive amplifier configured to be connected to the capacitive load during a high current ramp down of the voltage across the capacitive load. The low current drive amplifier may be connected to the capacitive load during a period of steady state of the voltage across the capacitive load, intermediate the low current ramp up and the high current ramp down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anindya Bhattacharya, John Melanson
  • Patent number: 8324504
    Abstract: A new cross linked polyolefin material combination that is designed to replace current high-density polyethylene (“HDPE”) materials for use with molded or over-molded electrical transmission products. Such molded or over-molded electrical transmission products include, for example, vise-top pin insulators, line post insulators, F-neck, C-neck, and J-neck pin insulators of classes ANSI 55-3, 55-4, and 55-5, Spacer cable spacers, Brackets, hangers, Line post sensors, cable restraint insulators, and transmission style insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Marmon Utility LLC
    Inventor: Gary C. Grenier
  • Patent number: 8322338
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler consisting of first chamber having an orifice for holding a dry powder and a gas, and a second chamber for receiving a deaggregated form of the dry powder and for communicating the deaggregated dry powder to a user. A synthetic jet drives the dry powder from the first chamber to the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microdose Therapeutx, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand V. Gumaste, John Bowers
  • Patent number: 8318261
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method of producing thermally sprayed Al2O3 coatings having a high content of corundum without any property-reducing additives. The coatings may be utilized particularly in the field of electrical insulation, as a dielectric, and as protection from wear. The thermally sprayed Al2O3 coatings have a porosity of no more than 19%, and a high content of ?-Al2O3 (content of corundum) of at least 72% by volume. The coatings have a specific electrical resistance of >1·1012 Ohms·cm, and a purity of >97%. The production of said coatings is carried out utilizing aqueous or alcoholic suspensions made from substantially pure ?-Al2O3, having a grain size of >100 nm by thermal spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Filofteia-Laura Toma, Lutz-Michael Berger, Carl Christoph Stahr, Tobias Naumann, Stefan Langner
  • Patent number: 8315748
    Abstract: Provided is an altitude measurement apparatus and method that may measure an altitude of an aircraft without using a separate altimeter. The altitude measurement apparatus may include a camera unit being provided to a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to collect an image of a circular mark formed on the ground, and a calculation unit to calculate an altitude of the VTOL aircraft based on the collected image. Accordingly, the altitude measurement apparatus may measure the altitude using a simple structure such as the circular mark formed on the ground, and be configured at inexpensive costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
    Inventor: Hyeon-Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 8303009
    Abstract: A gripping element for gripping plastic containers with mouths, and in particular performs, includes a carrier on which there is arranged a gripping head which can be introduced at least partially into a mouth of the plastic container. Arranged on the gripping head is at least one holding element which is at least partially movable in a radial direction in relation to the gripping head to secure the container relative to the gripping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hoellriegl, Christian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 8294126
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for sterilizing containers (10), comprising a treatment head (5) which has an exit window (8) through which charge carriers can pass, comprising a charge carrier generation source which generates charge carriers, and comprising an acceleration device (6) which accelerates the charge carriers in the direction of the exit window (8). According to the invention, the cross section of the treatment head (5) is dimensioned such that the treatment head (5) can be guided through the mouth of the container (10), and the acceleration device (6) accelerates the charge carriers in such a way that the charge carriers exiting from the exit window (8) can be aimed preferably directly onto an inner wall (15) of the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Jochen Krueger, Hans-Juergen Menz, Eberhard Foell
  • Patent number: D670494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Lisa Frank, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa Frank
  • Patent number: D673591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Venmill Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Maruisz Surowaniec
  • Patent number: D673985
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Venmill Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Maruisz Surowaniec