Patents Represented by Attorney Incaplaw
  • Patent number: 8286596
    Abstract: In a two-cycle, opposed-piston internal combustion engine, opposed pistons disposed in a cylinder are coupled to a pair of side-mounted crankshafts by connecting rods that are subject to substantially tensile forces acting between the pistons and the crankshafts. This geometry reduces or eliminates side forces between the pistons and the bore of the cylinder. The cylinder and the pistons are independently cooled to reduce cylindrical deformation caused by thermal expansion during engine operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Achates Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James U. Lemke, William B. McHargue, Michael H. Wahl, Patrick R. Lee
  • Patent number: 8281755
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine including a cylinder with bore and a piston disposed to reciprocate in the bore is operated by moving the piston in the bore between top and bottom dead center positions and applying lubricant to a portion of the piston that protrudes from the bore. Lubricant is wiped from the piston as the piston travels into the bore toward its top dead center position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Achates Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James U. Lemke, William B. McHargue
  • Patent number: 8282394
    Abstract: A visible coding of components of an articulator apparatus that mount maxillary and mandible casts indicates the relative correspondence between post-treatment goals and the present locations of a person's teeth and jaws. From another aspect, the visible coding indicates at least a direction, and preferably, a direction and a distance, which a person's teeth and/or jaws must be moved to achieve the goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8276552
    Abstract: An opposed piston engine includes at least one cylinder with inlet and exhaust ports and opposed pistons disposed in the cylinder for reciprocating opposed motion toward and away from each other. An auxiliary system pumps liquid coolant separately to the cylinder and pistons. Another auxiliary system controls the flow of intake and exhaust gas in the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Achates Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James U. Lemke, Ronald J. Hoffman, Michael H. Wahl, Patrick R. Lee
  • Patent number: 8192475
    Abstract: A warming device includes a poncho-type patient gown having a major body portion with inside and outside surfaces, a central panel in the major body portion, opposing sleeve portions in the central panel, and a head opening in the central panel, between the sleeve portions. An inflatable convective warming apparatus is supported on a surface of the patient gown, extending from a lower edge of the patient gown at least to the head opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Anderson, Jared J. Balthazor, Paul T. Kennedy, Andrew J. McGregor, Christopher A. Miller, Mark A. Poppen
  • Patent number: 8123790
    Abstract: A clinical garment having a lower hem and sleeves includes permeable surfaces inside near peripheral portions, a duct in communication with the permeable surfaces, and at least one inlet port opening into the duct. When worn by a patient, the permeable surfaces are positioned adjacent the patient's limbs. Warmed pressurized air may be introduced into the duct and conducted to the permeable surfaces. The warmed pressurized air circulates through the permeable surfaces to warm the adjacent limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Mark T. Bieberich
  • Patent number: 8123792
    Abstract: A perioperative warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with stacked sections. One section of the convective apparatus is adapted to provide comfort warming by convection. Another section of the convective apparatus is adapted to provide therapeutic warming by convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Mark T. Bieberich
  • Patent number: 8116982
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a programmed device for measurement of translocational activity among cellular compartments process magnified images of cellular material exposed to an agent by segmenting and compartmentalizing the images and then measuring fractional localized intensity of two or more components in the segmented, compartmentalized image. The measured fractional localized intensities are compared to determine translocation of cellular material among the measured components caused by the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Vala Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Hunter, Randall Scott Ingermanson, William Scott Callaway
  • Patent number: 8105370
    Abstract: A surgical barrier device includes an inflatable thermal blanket with an attached surgical drape. The inflatable thermal blanket is inflatable through an inlet by a thermally-controlled inflating medium. An aperture array on the undersurface of the inflatable thermal blanket exhausts the thermally controlled inflating medium from the inflatable thermal blanket. The surgical drape extends from the inflatable thermal blanket and is sized to substantially cover the entirety of the patient's body. Where patient access is required, that drape has an opening to provide access to a surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Augustine
  • Patent number: 8107711
    Abstract: A user interface method and system for controlling automated image processing operations of HCS and/or HTS systems includes a graphical interface to enable user designation of an image naming convention, image sources and destinations, image processing channels, processing parameter values, and processing spatial designations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Vala Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Ingermanson, Jeffrey M. Hilton
  • Patent number: 8097031
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting one or more convective apparatuses disposed to warm a patient perioperatively. The warming device may include an upper body convective apparatus supported on the inside of the clinical garment between its sleeves. The construction of the upper body convective apparatus includes pulling elements that draw folded components of the apparatus from sleeves of the clinical garment when pulled. The warming device may include a multi-section convective apparatus disposed longitudinally in a lower portion of the clinical garment and having separately inflatable sections, each for enabling a particular mode of warming. The construction of the multi-section convective apparatus includes a therapeutic warming section with an inlet port positioned for convenient and safe access when the lower portion of the warming device is disposed to drape over the lower limbs of a person while the therapeutic warming section is being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Anderson, Carol J. Panser
  • Patent number: 8087389
    Abstract: In a two-cycle, opposed-piston internal combustion engine, opposed pistons disposed in a cylinder are coupled to a pair of side-mounted crankshafts by connecting rods that are subject to substantially tensile forces acting between the pistons and the crankshafts. This geometry reduces or eliminates side forces between the pistons and the bore of the cylinder. The cylinder and the pistons are independently cooled to reduce cylindrical deformation caused by thermal expansion during engine operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Achates Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James U. Lemke, William B. McHargue, Michael H. Wahl, Patrick R. Lee
  • Patent number: 8070787
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with multiple separately inflatable sections, each adapted to enable a particular mode of warming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Carol J. Panser, Thomas P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8043350
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with comb-shaped, interleaved, separately inflatable sections, each adapted to enable a particular mode of warming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8025690
    Abstract: A method for warming a person perioperatively using a warming device including a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with stacked, separately-inflatable sections includes inflating one of the stacked sections of the convective apparatus to provide comfort warming by convection or inflating another of the stacked sections of the convective apparatus to provide therapeutic warming by convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Mark T. Bieberich
  • Patent number: 7983540
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a laminar fluid flow path receivable between the heating plates of a high flow rate infusion unit to which heat is conducted by contact with the heating plates. A bubble trap and a valve are integrated with the heat exchanger. The bubble trap collects air from the infusate exiting the laminar flow path, and includes an air vent in contact with the infusate that vents the air from the bubble trap. The valve shuts off the flow of infusate if air is detected in the bubble trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Randall C. Arnold, Mark T. Bieberich, Gary L. Hansen, Andrew J. McGregor, Christopher A. Miller, Donald E. Stapf
  • Patent number: 7976572
    Abstract: Both the flow rate and the temperature of the air exiting a forced air warming unit are regulated in response to a single act or operation of a single element of control on a manually-operated remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Hamid Ziaimehr
  • Patent number: 7931005
    Abstract: An electrical generator includes an opposed piston, internal-combustion engine with a piston and a hypocycloidal drive connected by a rod to the piston. The construction of the hypocycloidal drive imposes a sinusoidal period on the linear motion of the piston and connecting rod. As generator associated with the piston produces a sinusoidal voltage in response to the liner motion of the piston and connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Achates Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James U. Lemke, William B. McHargue
  • Patent number: 7933435
    Abstract: A system, method and kit for processing an original image of biological material to identify certain components of a biological object by locating the biological object in the image, enhancing the image by sharpening components of interest in the object, and applying a contour-finding function to the enhanced image to create a contour mask. The contour mask may be processed to yield a segmented image divided by structural units of the biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: VALA Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hunter, Patrick M. Mc Donough, Ivana Mikic, Jeffrey H. Price
  • Patent number: 7931682
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with separately-inflatable sections, each adapted to enable a particular mode of warming. Each section has a surface or region with a permeability that varies from the permeability of a surface or region in another section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christopher Albrecht, Andrew Jacob McGregor, Thomas P. Anderson, Gary L. Hansen