Patents Represented by Attorney Iandiorio, Teska & Coleman
  • Patent number: 8346416
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting optimal operating conditions of a genset is disclosed. The genset includes an engine coupled to an electrical power generator, the genset having a plurality of operating points each including an engine speed value and a generator electrical power output value, and having a plurality of cost values associated with operating the genset at respective operating points. The method involves selecting a set of operating points from the plurality of operating points such that a sum of cost values associated with operating points in the set is minimized and such that the engine speed and generator electrical power output values of the operating points in the set increase or decrease monotonically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Azure Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Nicolas Louis Bouchon
  • Patent number: 8322249
    Abstract: A robot arm assembly includes a turret, a lower arm pivotable with respect to the turret, and an upper arm pivotable with respect to the lower arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel J. M. Seavey, Christopher J. Langford
  • Patent number: 8319560
    Abstract: An active bias control circuit for an amplifier includes a switch responsive to a supply voltage for providing an input current to the input of the amplifier, and a current sense circuit coupled to the switch for sensing a scaled down replica of the input current to the amplifier. A first amplifier control circuit is responsive to the current sense circuit for adjusting a first control voltage to the amplifier in response to the sensed, scaled down replica of the input current to regulate the input current to the amplifier. Circuitry for power up sequencing an amplifier for an active bias control circuit for the amplifier is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hittite Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Fatih Kocer, Yalcin Alper Eken, Abdullah Celik, Peter Katzin
  • Patent number: 8319559
    Abstract: An active bias control circuit for an amplifier includes a low dropout regulator for providing a regulated voltage to provide an input current to the amplifier, and a current sense circuit responsive to the low dropout regulator for sensing a scaled down replica of the input current to the amplifier. An amplifier control circuit adjusts a control voltage to the amplifier in response to the sensed, scaled down replica of the input current to regulate the input current to the amplifier. A method for power up sequencing an amplifier for an active bias control circuit for the amplifier is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hittite Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Fatih Kocer, Frank A. Traut, Yalcin Alper Eken, Katzin Peter
  • Patent number: 8297193
    Abstract: A surrogate RPG includes a warhead with an outer conductive portion and an inner conductive portion spaced from the outer conductive portion. A sabot includes an electrical circuit configured to monitor conductivity between the inner and outer conductive portions. The surrogate RPG can be used to test the effectiveness of various RPG defeat technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Lawson, Scott Paul Quigley, Jamie Orlando Milliken, Robert Lee Cardenas
  • Patent number: 8286564
    Abstract: A shelf support system including a collet lock for engaging a hole in the shelf post for arresting downward movement of a shelf support collar on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Cycle Corporation
    Inventors: Philip J. Karl, Errol Drew
  • Patent number: 8287445
    Abstract: Apparatus (2) for receiving a phallus (4), which apparatus (2), comprises a frame (6), a diaphragm (8) supported by the frame (6), and an aperture (10) in the diaphragm (8), the apparatus (2) being such that: (i) the diaphragm (8) is made of a stretchable material; (ii) the stretchable material is such that the aperture (10) is stretchable radially to enable the phallus (4) to extend through the diaphragm (8), the diaphragm (8) is stretchable transversely to extend along the phallus (4) but only for a short length substantially less than the length of the phallus (4), the part of the diaphragm (8) in contact with the phallus (4) acts with a compressible force sufficient to provide the phallus (4) with sexual stimulation, and the diaphragm (8) returns to its original shape after use; and the diaphragm (8) is substantially flat when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Colin Bailey
  • Patent number: 8281702
    Abstract: A net deployment system which, in one example, includes a manifold assembly including multiple weight ducts and a bladder port. A weight is disposed in each weight duct and each weight is tied to the net. A bladder is behind the net and is over the bladder port. At least one inflator charge is associated with the manifold for inflating the bladder and firing the weights out of the weight ducts to deploy the net in the path of an incoming threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Hoadley, Robert Knochenhauer, Thieu Truong, Gary Anderson, Micheal Farinella
  • Patent number: 8284102
    Abstract: A displaced feed antenna which has a spaced conducting plate construction that incorporates electronically selectable feed points with associated antenna beam positions, and which comprises (i) a set of one or more beamforming configurations composed of layered, interlinking spaced conducting plates and conducting boundaries that are separated by cavities containing dielectric material or free space; (ii) a set of one or more internal focusing devices for each beamforming configuration to route radio frequency energy to or from the displaced feed points in receive and transmit modes respectively; (iii) a linear or curved array of displaced feeds for each beamforming configuration for coupling radio frequency energy into, or from, the cavity between the plates; (iv) a selection device to allow definable overlapping regions of the focussing devices to be illuminated for each beamforming configuration; and (v) array elements for each beamforming configuration between spaced conducting plates to free space, allow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Plasma Antennas Limited
    Inventors: David Hayes, Richard Brooke Keeton
  • Patent number: 8276500
    Abstract: A weapon mount including a housing through which the weapon translates when fired, a conversion subsystem configured to convert translation of the weapon when fired into rotational motion, and a braking subsystem for resisting rotation of the conversion subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan T. Fisk, Hans Hug, Michael T. Johnson, Nathan R. Desmeule
  • Patent number: 8257667
    Abstract: A support device for a cytocentrifuge sample container includes a support body including spaced edge fingers and a clip hinged to the support body. The clip has a latch for each spaced edge finger of the support body and edge members each including lugs engaging slotted ledges in the sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biomedical Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Stamas, Michael Faulkner
  • Patent number: 8245621
    Abstract: A vehicle and structure shield includes a flexible net subsystem including an array of rods or hard points supported by the net subsystem and configured to impact a projectile striking the net. A frame includes mounting brackets attached thereto positioning the frame in a spaced relationship with respect to the vehicle or structure. A first releasable fastener subsystem releasably secures the net subsystem to the frame and a second releasable fastener subsystem releasably secures the mounting brackets of the frame to a vehicle or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: QinetiQ North America
    Inventors: Michael D. Farinella, Robert Lee Cardenas, William R. Lawson, Brendan LaBrecque, Frances Rush, David Hoadley, Michael Wheaton, Michael Anderson, Thomas Mann, Abed Kanaan, Patrick Callahan
  • Patent number: 8245622
    Abstract: A vehicle and structure shield includes a flexible net subsystem including an array of rods or hard points supported by the net subsystem and configured to impact a projectile striking the net. A frame includes mounting brackets attached thereto positioning the frame in a spaced relationship with respect to the vehicle or structure. A first releasable fastener subsystem releasably secures the net subsystem to the frame and a second releasable fastener subsystem releasably secures the mounting brackets of the frame to a vehicle or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: QinetiQ North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Farinella, Robert Lee Cardenas, William R. Lawson, Brendan LaBrecque, Frances Rush, David Hoadley, Michael Wheaton, Michael Anderson, Thomas Mann, Abed Kanaan, Patrick Callahan
  • Patent number: 8245620
    Abstract: A shield system for an ordnance having a fuse sensitivity includes a frame and a flexible net subsystem supported by the frame. Chords of net material intersect at nodes forming mesh openings and a hard point is attached to at least select nodes. The net material has a breaking strength such that a chord will break upon impact of an ordnance fuse with the chord for a predetermined percentage (e.g., 100%) of ordnance fuse impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: QinetiQ North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Farinella, William Lawson, Matthew Ebbs
  • Patent number: 8201649
    Abstract: A modular mobile robot with a chassis including a power source housed therein. Right and left hand track modules are each removeably coupled to the robot chassis. Each track module includes a side plate, at least one drive wheel rotatable with respect to the side plate, a motor for driving the drive wheel, at least one idler rotatable with respect to the side plate, and a track extending around the drive wheel, the side plate, and the idler. A turret assembly with its own turret drive subsystem is removeably coupled to the robot chassis via a quick release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance L. Andrus, Brian DeStefano, Scott R. Albin
  • Patent number: 8198091
    Abstract: A method for assaying the antioxidant capacity of a skin care product, the method including preparing an emulsion base, dissolving a sample of a skin care product into the emulsion base to form a homogeneous emulsion mixture, adding a detection probe to the homogeneous emulsion mixture, adding reactive oxygen species generator and/or reactive nitrogen species generator to the homogeneous emulsion mixture, measuring the fluorescence intensity change of the detection probe in the presence of the sample over time, in the presence of the standard over time, and in the presence of a blank over time, and calculating the initial rate of oxidation of the detection probe to determine the antioxidant capacity of the sample of the skin care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Brunswick Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Boxin Ou, Liliang Zhang, Miwako Kondo, Hongping Ji, Yan Kou
  • Patent number: 8197578
    Abstract: A liquid degasser for a space device including a gas permeable material configured for contact with a flow of liquid to be de-gassed on one side and a vacuum on the other side, and wherein the gas permeable material allows gas in the liquid to diffuse to the vacuum to remove the gas from the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Busek Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir J. Hruby, Nate Demmons, Tom Roy, Doug Spence, Eric Ehrbar, Jurg Zwahlen, Charles Gasdaska
  • Patent number: 8194928
    Abstract: A non-contact passive ranging system wherein a first imager on a platform is focused on a first object and a second imager on the platform is also focused on the first object. The optical path from the first object to the first imager is configured to be shorter than the optical path from the object to the second imager. Processing circuitry is responsive to an output of the first imager and an output of the second imager as relative motion is provided between the platform and the first object and is configured to calculate the distance from the platform to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Rasmussen, Nicholas Zervoglos, Paul DeBitetto
  • Patent number: D660856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Kirt L. Josefek
  • Patent number: D664148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kirt L. Josefek