Patents Represented by Attorney IPLM Group, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8346361
    Abstract: User interface for external power source, recharger, for an implantable medical device. At least some of patient controls and display icons of an energy transfer unit are common with at least some of the patient controls and the display icons of a patient control unit. An energy transfer unit is operable by the patient with less than three operative controls to control energy transfer from the external energy transfer unit to the implantable medical device. An external antenna having a primary coil can inductively transfer energy to a secondary coil of the implantable medical device when the external antenna is externally placed in proximity of the secondary coil. An energy transfer unit has an external telemetry coil allowing the energy transfer unit to communicate with the implantable medical device through the internal telemetry coil in order to at least partially control the therapeutic output of the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth E. Bauhahn, Mark E. Schommer
  • Patent number: 8337995
    Abstract: Soak-in and strike through on the exposed end grain portions of low density or porous wood substrates including alder, birch, pine, poplar, and soft maple are reduced by applying to the end grain a solvent-borne coating composition containing an (i) alkyd resin having a hydroxyl number less than about 150, (ii) acid catalyst and (iii) cross linker. The resin desirably has a number average molecular weight greater than about 2000, and may have a Gardner coloration less than about 3 or may be a short oil alkyd based on coconut oil. By using a reduced hydroxyl number alkyd resin, a reduced cross linker amount may be employed, thereby reducing formaldehyde evolution in compositions made with methylated amino resin cross linkers such as methylated melamine resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaobing Wu, Thomas J. Melnyk, William E. Hale
  • Patent number: 8337934
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention method of making bacon pieces comprises placing bellies in a vessel. Dry cure ingredients and water are added in the vessel containing the bellies. The dry cure ingredients and the water create a cure ingredients solution, which includes up to 3.0% water by weight of the bellies. The bellies and the cure ingredients solution are tumbled in the vessel under vacuum to create cured bellies. The cured bellies are cooked to a desired cook level. The up to 3.0% water by weight of the bellies allows the cured bellies to be cooked to the desired cook level in only one cooking step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hormel Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Gale F. Kunert, Steven C. Wobschall, John A. Bungum, Larry G. Huston
  • Patent number: 8333728
    Abstract: An implantable shunt that includes one or more catheters configured so that the implantable shunt has a resistance to flow greater than about 3 mm Hg/mL/minute. An implantable shunt system that includes one or more catheters and a fluid control device that utilizes the properties of the catheters to improve the expected function of the shunt by providing a higher or lower resistance to the flow through the shunt and reduces the effect of pulsations of cerebrospinal fluid on the shunt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Bertrand, Lori C. Speckman, Javier J. Reveles, Andy R. Kiehl
  • Patent number: 8330314
    Abstract: A magnetic device that includes a first wheel and a second wheel is provided. The first wheel has a first rotational axis and a plurality of first magnets. The second wheel is received at least in part within the first wheel. The second wheel has a second rotational axis that is generally perpendicular to the first rotational axis of the first wheel. The second magnetic wheel has a plurality of second magnets. The configuration of the plurality of first magnets and the plurality of second magnets creates magnetic fields that cause one of the first and second wheels to rotate when the other of the first and second wheels rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: John Hallberg
  • Patent number: 8324448
    Abstract: Laboratory-selected colonies of western corn rootworm exhibiting tolerance to maize containing event DAS-59122-7 are described. Further, methods for various uses of these resistance western corn rootworm colonies are also described, including development of negative cross-resistance strategies and improved resistance management strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Binning, Stephen Lefko, Timothy Nowatzki, Stephen Thompson
  • Patent number: 8313707
    Abstract: A product housing for use with a vacuum breaker, a solid product dispenser, and a solid product having a bottom surface comprises a product holder, an overflow outlet, and a flood plane. The product holder has a bottom and is configured and arranged to receive the solid product with the bottom surface proximate the bottom. The bottom of the product holder is positioned proximate above the solid product dispenser and proximate below the vacuum breaker. The overflow outlet is proximate the bottom, and the flood plane is proximate the overflow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Limback, Thomas P. Berg, Kristine J. Williams, Brian P. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8314594
    Abstract: System and method for estimating the time before recharging the rechargeable power source of an implantable medical device. In a method, the present charge level of the power source is determined by determining the percentage of total charge consumed over a period of time. The present charge level is then divided by the expected power use to determine time remaining before recharging. Another method utilizes a model to determine the faded capacity of the rechargeable power source based on the number of times the rechargeable power source has been charged and the duration of the rechargeable power source's life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Scott, Dave P. Guy
  • Patent number: 8308889
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for curing composite material to form composite structures are provided. A curing tool in one embodiment includes cured nano tube impregnated resin, at least two conductors formed in the nano tube impregnated resin, at least one layer of cured composite material and at least one insulation layer separating the cured composite material from the nano tube impregnated resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Glancy, David L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8302345
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a method of interchanging inserts in a pest station. A lock mechanism interlocking a lid to a base of a pest station is unlocked and the lid is opened. A first insert including an entrance mechanism is removed from a cavity of the pest station and a second insert including at least one of a bait, an attractant, and a snap trap is placed within the cavity of the pest station. The lid is closed and the locking mechanism is secured to interlock the lid to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Nelson, William J. Pattison, Joshua James Lanz, Bryan John Henneman, James J. Tarara
  • Patent number: 8293361
    Abstract: A coated article which includes a cement fiberboard substrate and a radiation-curable coating system applied to the substrate. The coating system includes a latex polymer, one or more olefinic compounds and water, and may be provided in the form of one or more coating compositions that may be applied in one or more layers, wherein each of the coating compositions is preferably an aqueous composition, or can be mixed with another composition (e.g., on the substrate) to form an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Howard Killilea, Daniel W. DeChaine, Kevin W. Evanson, Stephen M. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8292856
    Abstract: Drainage system including a ventricular catheter, a drainage catheter, and a positive displacement pump that can function to actively drain CSF from the ventricles of the brain of a patient. Methods of using a drainage system in accordance with the invention are also disclosed, as well as kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Bertrand, Derek J. Harper, Lori Cone Speckman, Andrew R Kiehl, Ron D Scheer
  • Patent number: 8286835
    Abstract: A product dispenser assembly including a product dispenser, a mounting member, and a connector. The connector includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a receiving member configured and arranged to operatively connect the product dispenser thereto. The second portion includes a connecting member configured and arranged to operatively connect the mounting member thereto. The first and second portions are rotatably operatively connected to position the receiving member and the connecting member in different positions relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Morey, Brian Philip Carlson, Jay Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 8286831
    Abstract: A dispenser 10 creates a use solution. The dispenser 10 includes a diluent inlet for receiving a source of diluent. A first aspirator 38 is in fluid communication with the diluent inlet. An operator valve 27 controls flow of the diluent. A second aspirator 46 has a diluent inlet, diluent outlet and a venturi port. A vacuum switch 63 is operatively connected to the first venturi port and the flow of the diluent through the aspirator 46 creates a vacuum that activates the vacuum switch. A control board 69 is activated by the vacuum switch and a dosing pump 76 is activated by the control device 69. The dosing pump dispenses a liquid product into the diluent stream, wherein a use solution is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Blansit, Henry Louis Carbone, II, Aron David Dahlgren, Warren Dale Pannkuk
  • Patent number: 8286947
    Abstract: A pulley apparatus (10), includes a dram (12) having a central axis mounted between two side plates (14, 16) for receiving a rope (120) passing around the drum. The dram (12) defines a cylindrical surface for receiving a rope or line. The pulley apparatus includes holes (14a, 16a) for hanging or supporting the pulley from a hook karabiner or the like. A rope guide means (30, 32) is defined on the underside of the pulley adjacent the dram and passing over the cylindrical surface of the dram for guiding the line to wrap around the central part of the dram and inhibiting overran of ropes. The guide means comprise two curved blades (30, 32) which extend from the side plates and bow out towards the center of the dram to define a convergent-divergent wasp-waisted passage for the line to pass through. A second single, freely rotatable sheave (40) is mounted to the apparatus between the lower ends of two plates (42, 44) whose upper ends are pivotally mounted to the side plates, and hangs below the guide means in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Capital Safety Group (Australia) Pty Limited
    Inventor: Boris Rogelja
  • Patent number: 8282625
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for producing a variable therapeutic output to a patient. A therapeutic output delivery module requires replenishment following delivery of a predetermined amount of the therapeutic output. A calculator is responsive to a measure of an amount of the therapeutic output actually delivered to the patient for determining a parameter representative of a time at which the therapeutic output delivery module of the implantable medical device should be replenished with the therapeutic substance based at least in part upon the amount obtained from the measure. A method determines a parameter representative of a time at which a therapeutic output module of an implantable medical device should be replenished following delivery of a predetermined amount of therapeutic output. An amount of the therapeutic output actually delivered to the patient is measured. The parameter is calculated based at least in part upon the amount obtained in the measuring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Ullestad, Mark J Bina
  • Patent number: 8282757
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming an annular composite structure is provided. In one embodiment an apparatus for forming annular composite structures is provided. The apparatus includes an annular shaped tool and a forming head. The annular shaped tool includes a forming surface of a select cross-sectional geometry. The forming head is configured to form continuous ply layers one ply at a time circumferentially about the forming surface of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Madsen, Eric McNabb, John Schowengerdt, John B. Healey, Todd Rosevear, Kevin Fehlmann
  • Patent number: 8285388
    Abstract: External power source for an implantable medical device implanted in a patient, the implantable medical device having a secondary coil operatively coupled to therapeutic componentry and method therefore. A modulation circuit is operatively coupled to a power source. A plurality of primary coils are operatively coupled to the modulation circuitry and physically associated with an article into which the patient may come into proximity. The modulation circuit drives at least one of the plurality of primary coils. A sensor is coupled to modulation circuit and is adapted to sense proximity of a component related to the implantable medical device. The modulation circuit commences operation to drive at least one of the plurality of primary coils when the sensor senses proximity with the component related to the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl D. Wahlstrand
  • Patent number: D668579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: D B Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford D. Petty, Judd J. Perner
  • Patent number: D673879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: D B Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford D. Petty