Patents Represented by Attorney Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
  • Patent number: 8263723
    Abstract: A curable organopolysiloxane composition comprising: (A) an novel organopolysiloxane represented by the following average structural formula: R1aSiO(4-a)/2 {wherein R1 represents a substituted or non-substituted monovalent hydrocarbon group, an alkoxy group, a hydroxyl group, or an organopolysiloxane residue of the following general formula: —X—(SiR2O)mSiR23 (wherein R2 are the same or different, substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon groups; X represents oxygen atoms or a bivalent hydrocarbon group; and ‘m’ is an integer equal to or greater than 1); however, at least one R1 in one molecule is the aforementioned organopolysiloxane residue, at least one R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group having aliphatic carbon-carbon double bonds, and ‘a’ is a positive number that satisfies the following condition: 0<a<2)}; (B) an organic silicon compound having in one molecule at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms; and (C) a hydrosilylation catalyst; is capable of forming a cured product of high fle
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Morita, Michitaka Suto
  • Patent number: 8262450
    Abstract: Methods of playing commission-free pai gow poker games are disclosed. The commission-free pai gow poker games have multiple features, including a novel push mechanism and a novel copy-fostering mechanism, that provide a gaming establishment with an adequate house edge without the need to charge a commission on player wins. The features of the commission-free pai gow poker games may be incorporated in one or more instruction sets or software configured in one or more mechanical devices and/or electronic devices. Furthermore, the features may be configured in one or more displays in communication with one or more servers as desired. Furthermore, the commission-free pai gow poker games may be offered in a non-gaming media environment as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lubin-Jones, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Lubin
  • Patent number: 8262753
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for generating gaseous hydrocarbon fuel from a carbon based synthesis gas including a reaction chamber having a rotating shaft including a plurality of radial blades mixing and circulating carbon based synthesis gas and particulate catalyst upwardly generating gaseous hydrocarbon fuel, a stripping chamber located above the reaction chamber having a second axial rotating shaft including a plurality of radial blades driving hydrocarbon fuel radially outwardly, a source of hot stripping gas, an annular filter surrounding the stripping chamber and an annular gas collection chamber surrounding the filter. The blades in the stripping chamber are rotated independently at a greater velocity than the blades in the reaction chamber and the reaction is controlled by the temperature of the synthesis gas and the rotational velocity of the mixing blades in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Bayne Carew
  • Patent number: 8259116
    Abstract: In an image creating device (201) for creating an image viewably showing the distribution of an environment parameter of the environment around a character in a virtual space, a parameter acquiring unit (202) acquires an environment parameter of the environment around a character in each direction from the character, a reference curve setting unit (203) sets a reference curve surrounding the character, a trajectory point setting unit (204) sets a trajectory point in a position moved in a predetermined direction from each reference point in the reference curve by an amount of move associated with the value of the environment parameter at the reference point acquired in the direction from the character toward the reference point, and an image creating unit (205) creates an image showing the trajectory curve passing through the set trajectory points and the character viewed from the point of view placed in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Shinkawa, Takahiro Omori, Shuyo Murata, Hiroaki Yoshiike
  • Patent number: 8256623
    Abstract: A screen panel for use in a vibrating screen device. The screen panel has a plurality of in-flow slots and cross-flow slots arranged in a regular pattern to provide enhanced open area for a given slot size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ludowici Australia Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Martin Olsen, Bradley Alan Pryde
  • Patent number: 8257587
    Abstract: A horizontal centrifugal scroll screen apparatus including: a housing; a frusto-conical screen assembly mounted within the housing and having an outer inlet end and an inner discharge end, the screen assembly being mounted for driven rotation via a base-of-spoke piece disposed across the inner discharge end thereof; and a frusto-conical scroll assembly coaxially mounted for differential driven rotation within the screen assembly and including an outer closed end in the proximity of the outer inlet end of the screen assembly and being adapted to direct material to be screened from a material supply conduit to the outer inlet end of the screen assembly for screening and conveyance to an outlet provided in the base-of-spoke piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ludowici Australia Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Angus, Michael Trench, Maurice Ross Munro, Stephen Thomas Wilmot, Stephen John Walsh, Terrance Shane McLoughlin
  • Patent number: 8256824
    Abstract: A protective cover assembly for covering a space defined by at least one wall. The protective cover assembly includes a plurality of rails coupled to one another to form a frame for securing a material over the space. At least one support bow spans the space to support the material. Clamp mechanisms are coupled to the ends of the support bow for securing the protective cover over the space. The clamp mechanisms include a latch member for engaging the wall and a handle for biasing the latch member against the wall. The clamp further includes a shaft for interconnecting the support bow to the frame. A collar is disposed over the shaft for guiding the handle and the latch member between an operational position and a stowed position along the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rugged Liner
    Inventors: Scott A. Williamson, Michael Williamson, Louis Simko
  • Patent number: 8256783
    Abstract: A suspension system of the present invention pivotally supports a wheel of a motor vehicle. An upper control arm and a lower control arm are cooperable with a spindle, which supports the wheel. A vibration damper is cooperable with the upper control arm. A link interconnects the lower control arm and one of the terminal ends of the vibration damper thereby defining a common axis bisecting the link. The vibration damper moves along the common axis to absorb vibration transferred from a road surface and through the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Radar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Kucinski, Mark S. Zmyslowski
  • Patent number: 8256749
    Abstract: A strut assembly includes a damper having a housing and a rod moveable relative to the housing along a longitudinal axis. The strut assembly includes a flexible membrane configured to receive a pressurized gas to form an air spring. A coil spring defines an inner diameter with the housing disposed within the inner diameter to permit relative movement between the coil spring and the housing. The coil spring is at least partially disposed outside the flexible membrane relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Axletech International IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Nikolaos Adonios Adonakis
  • Patent number: 8253005
    Abstract: A music information memory unit stores music information including identification information on each piece of music and pace information thereof. A process control unit selects out a predetermined number of pieces of music information each of whose identification information is to be presented from the music information memory unit. A notification image generating unit generates a notification image in which an object is moved in a scrolling manner based on the pace information of each piece of the selected music information. An image display control unit synthesizes the identification information of each piece of the selected music information with each of the generated notification images, and displays the synthesized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Asami
  • Patent number: 8245995
    Abstract: A wall-mounted device (1) which ensures easy confirmation of the mounting of a to-be-mounted-on-wall object on a wall surface or the like, and can prevent the to-be-mounted-on-wall object from falling off, and a timepiece having the device are provided. First, an attachment fitting (30) is fixed to the wall surface or the like by screws. Then, a hook part (30a) of the attachment fitting (30) is hooked on a hanging part (13) of the wall-mounted device (1) while deforming an elastic plate member (10) inward. When deformation of the elastic plate member (10) is released, vibration occurs together with generation of a light impact sound at the time the elastic plate member returns from the deformed state to the original state. With a first bent part (10a) of the elastic plate member (10) being in abutment with the hook part (30a) of the attachment fitting (30), the to-be-mounted-on-wall object is mounted on the wall surface or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Clock Inc.
    Inventor: Masafumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8246549
    Abstract: A method for predicting the onset of any (NO)-related negative influence of hemolysis, such as pain or the likely occurrence of a stroke, in a human patient by detecting abnormal levels of hemolysis, through the measurement of one or more breath gas concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Everest Biomedical Instruments Co.
    Inventors: Alvin Janski, Joe Martinosky
  • Patent number: 8246745
    Abstract: A method and device for producing metal foils using the foil-casting principle includes the steps of filling a casting frame with liquid metal, moving a substrate through the bottom of the casting frame, with the substrate belt being at a lower temperature than the melting point of the liquid metal in the bottom of the casting frame, so that a bottom layer of the liquid metal crystallizes on the substrate and a metal foil is formed on the substrate on one side of the casting frame. The method further includes the steps of measuring at least one of a thickness and weight of the metal foil, and adjusting the contact surface area between the liquid metal and the substrate as a function of the measured value for the thickness and/or weight of the foils produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: RGS Development B.V.
    Inventors: Axel Georg Schönecker, Karl Ingo Steinbach
  • Patent number: 8247516
    Abstract: A room-temperature curable organopolysiloxane composition comprising: (A) a diorganopolysiloxane capped at both molecular terminals with trialkoxysilyl groups and having viscosity of 100 to 1,000,000 mPas at 25° C.; (B) a diorganodimethoxysilane or a partially hydrolyzed product thereof; (C) a diorganodialkoxysilane having silicon-bonded alkoxy group with two or more carbon atoms or a partially hydrolyzed product thereof; and (D) a titanium chelate catalyst, exhibits excellent storage stability and easiness of controlling curing speed as well as by strong adhesion to a substrate with which this composition is in contact during curing along with the possibility of interfacial peeling of the cured product from the aforementioned substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Nabeta, Masayuki Onishi, Yoshito Ushio
  • Patent number: 8242071
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for preparing a fabric softener composition containing a quaternary ammonium salt, and a silicone or organic oil. The process involves forming a thick phase aqueous dispersion of the quaternary ammonium salt with the silicone or organic oil, and further admixing additional water to form a fabric softener composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Henault, Christel Simon, Stephane Ugazio
  • Patent number: 8240090
    Abstract: A door assembly for disposition in a building includes a vertical member, a weather strip adjacent the vertical member, and a door selectively moveable to be adjacent the weather strip opposite the vertical member. A threshold extends below the door and the vertical member extends upwardly from a lower end. A corner pad is mounted to the lower end of the vertical member. The corner pad includes a base surface abutting the threshold, a first edge surface extending upwardly from the base surface between the vertical member and the weather strip, and a lower reservoir surface extending upwardly from the first edge surface. The lower reservoir surface extends inwardly into the corner pad defining a reservoir between the vertical member and the weather strip. The corner pad includes a second reservoir surface extending angularly from said lower reservoir surface for preventing the water from splashing out of said reservoir and into an interior of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Quanex Building Products Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Meeks, Brian S. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8242181
    Abstract: An aluminum oxide dispersion comprising from 30 to 99.9% (w/w) of a solvent; and from 0.1 to 70% (w/w) of aluminum oxide nanofibers suspended in the solvent, wherein the nanofibers comprise from 0 to 99.99% (w/w) of ?-AlO(OH) and from 0.01 to 100% (w/w) of ?-Al2O3; and a method of preparing the aluminum oxide dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Bizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8240446
    Abstract: A clutch assembly for a vehicle transmission includes a housing defined by a wall having an annular configuration circumscribing a clutch axis. The wall extends between an open end and a floor. The floor extends inwardly from the wall toward the clutch axis. A plurality of splines formed in the wall and each is spaced from the open end of the housing. A snap ring retains clutch plates in the housing. The open end of the wall is deformed inwardly toward the clutch axis defining a retainer for retaining the snap ring within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Szuba Consulting, Inc., Value Extraction LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Szuba
  • Patent number: D665702
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Beverly W. Ross, Gary Helzerman
  • Patent number: D666933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Marshall Excelsior Company
    Inventors: Alex L. Hoffman, Frederick W. Blanchard