Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm J. Bruce Schelkopf
  • Patent number: 7413588
    Abstract: A filter includes a filter element formed of filter media, and a plastic framework molded and bonded to and structurally supporting the filter media. One embodiment desirably provides a two-component assembly consisting solely of two components, namely the filter media and the plastic framework molded thereon. In a further embodiment, the plastic framework includes a resilient seal integrally molded therewith and of the same plastic material thereof, eliminating a separate component for the seal. In a further embodiment, a filter combination includes a primary filter element and a secondary filter element. In a further embodiment, a resilient integrally. molded seal is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Fleetguard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Holzmann, Kelly Ann Detra, Jim L. Alonzo, Chirag D. Parikh, Gregory J. Schoenmann, Michael J. Connor, Gary L. Rickle, Barry M. Verdegan
  • Patent number: 7406960
    Abstract: An oil mist removal device, with oil fill, is provided for an internal combustion engine. A housing has first and second passages, and a separator therebetween. An oil fill port in the first passage is provided for adding oil to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fleetguard, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Knauf, Chirag D. Parikh, Mark V. Holzmann, Christopher E. Holm
  • Patent number: 6976587
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprising a standard molded cushion solution that can accommodate variations in dimensions of predetermined products, including weight, while providing protection to an equipment component (or other fragile or breakable item) enclosed therein, ease in use during pre-packing and packing of an equipment component for transport, shock protection during transport, and is economically suited for its end use, is provided for. The present invention is a molded, cushion having interlocking columns which adjust the contacting areas of the cushion in relation to the product height and/or weight differences. The present invention is advantageously designed using specific geometries and interlocking columns which, contrary to traditional designs, benefit from the stressing and flexing characteristics of paper fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Neil Liverman, Mark Edmund Maresh, Jeffrey Jay Miller, Eric Allen Stegner, Robert William Stegner, Christopher Michael Turner
  • Patent number: 6832748
    Abstract: The valve includes a valve element with an internal longitudinal bore and cross-drilled orifices which, in combination with other orifices and restrictions, force balance the valve in an open configuration when attached to a pump assembly in a spilling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Donald J. Benson
  • Patent number: 6824081
    Abstract: An improved fuel injector is provided which effectively controls fuel injection events using two injection control valves which operate in series to control the movement of a nozzle valve element. An outer injection control valve and actuator assembly operates to control fluid pressure in a control volume adjacent an inner injection control valve thereby controlling the movement of the inner control valve which, in turn, controls fuel pressure in an inner control volume adjacent one end of the nozzle valve element. A particular design of the inner injection control valve prevents control valve oscillations thereby minimizing unwanted fuel injection variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Lester L. Peters, C. Edward Morris, David M. Rix, Shankar C. Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 6813669
    Abstract: When a universal serial bus (USB) device is plugged in, the USB device enumerates as a “mass storage device” (or any device capable of input) even though the device is not actually a “mass storage device.” A USB device agent would be included in a storage device on the USB device in the form of an executable file. After the device enumerates the first time as a “mass storage device,” the user selects the “mass storage device” and executes the appropriate executable file containing the agent. The agent would then install itself on the host hard file and thereafter it could function with any other compatible USB device. The agent could then command compatible devices to re-enumerate as what they actually are. The agent could also enable enhanced host/device interactions and enhanced device functionality and diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Cato, Phuc Ky Do, Eugene Michael Maximilien
  • Patent number: 6810725
    Abstract: An EGR measurement device for recirculating a portion of exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine that is adapted to allow accurate measurement of exhaust gas flow when the exhaust gas flows in a reverse direction that is opposite to the forward direction toward the intake of the engine. In one embodiment, an extension portion is used which extends over a second tap to allow measurement of pressure in the reverse flow direction so that flow rate can be calculated. In another embodiment, one or more pitot tubes are provided that allows accurate measurement of exhaust gas flows when the exhaust gas flows in a reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Henderson, Michael J. Marthaler, Jeffrey J. Braun, Vinoo Thomas, Guangping Pan, Thomas L. McKinley
  • Patent number: 6801019
    Abstract: An electric power generating set which automatically varies its speed to match load variations at any time includes an engine driven generator G which provides a positive, Ga and a negative, Gb AC output voltage each of which is rectified by a respective rectifier Re3a, Re3b. Each rectifier Re3a,Re3b has one terminal connected to a common neutral line N. The DC output voltage of each rectifier Re3a, Re3b is boosted in a respective booster circuit which also has one terminal connected to the neutral line N. The combined output of the two booster circuits, Va+Vb is fed to an Inverter IN which converts it to the AC power output of the generating set. A DC load current between the booster circuits and the inverter IN is monitored and used to provide a speed demand feedback signal Srs to the speed control of the engine EN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Newage International Limited
    Inventors: Lawrence Haydock, Wlodzimierz Koczara, Nazar Al-Khayat, Neil Brown, Denis Hedley Dalby, Jawad Al-Tayie, Robert Pawel Dziuba, Jaroslaw Leonarski, George Williamson Laird
  • Patent number: 6763457
    Abstract: A method for booting a user station in a computer network in which a boot sequence is initiated by retrieving boot parameter information from a remote boot server. If the boot server fails to supply information for at least one boot parameter, it is determined whether a default value may be used for the boot parameter. If a default value may be used, a default value is retrieved from local nonvolatile storage. Each entry in the boot parameter table may include a default indicator for determining whether the default value is used if the boot server fails to supply a value for the associated boot parameter. The boot parameter table may include an override indicator to indicate whether a parameter value retrieved from the boot server is overridden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maximino Aguilar, David Roy Limpert, Mark Earl Plunkett, James Michael Stafford
  • Patent number: 6760649
    Abstract: A method and system for adjusting a temperature of a bottom of a laptop computer housing depending on where the laptop computer is placed during operation. If the laptop computer is placed on a lap of a user, or alternatively on any surface that has direct contact with the bottom of the laptop computer housing, sensors on the bottom of the laptop computer housing are activated. The sensors produce a signal to initiate supplemental cooling measures to reduce the temperature of the bottom of the laptop computer housing. Cooling measures taken include decreasing an operating speed of logic circuits such as a central processing unit (CPU) or increasing cooling fan output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Evan Cohen
  • Patent number: 6754811
    Abstract: A USB device centric agent is associated with an operating system. The agent software is only required to be loaded once and then it will function with multiple compatible USB devices. A standard interface is established between the device agent and any compatible USB device. This enables any compatible USB device to control the agent which in turn controls the host computer. This is opposite the standard practice where the host controls the USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Cato, Phuc Ky Do, Eugene Michael Maximilien
  • Patent number: 6754704
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods, system, and computer program products are provided that may facilitate monitoring of data processing system events. For example, data processing system event data may be collected and sent to an event handler program module. Once the event handler program module receives the data processing system event data, a remote program module, which resides in a different address space than the event handler program module, may be notified. The data processing system event data may then be sent from the event handler program module to the remote program module. Data processing system events may, therefore, be monitored from a remote location without the need to log in to the data processing system to manually extract the event data. Moreover, the data processing system event data may be sent from the event handler program module to the remote program module as events occur, thereby providing event notification in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Prorock
  • Patent number: 6749112
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a visitor pass system, visitor pass method and visitor pass program which can minimize and expedite visitor formalities, is provided. The visitor pass system comprises a visitor terminal, server and staff terminals. The visitor terminal, the server and the staff terminals are connected via a communication network. The visitor terminal may be placed at a reception area, for instance. The server is preferably a computer which can store a large number of visit data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohito Terada, Junji Takayoshi, Hirokazu Noto
  • Patent number: 6744234
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical apparatus, program and method for a user to display a preliminary charging state in a battery. In one aspect, the present invention provides an electrical apparatus that is capable of receiving a battery for supplying electric power to a main unit by discharging after charging, comprising preliminary charge judging means for judging whether or not the battery is in a preliminary charging state that is a recovery from over-discharge, and display means for displaying an indication of preliminary charging if the preliminary charge judging means judges that the battery is in the preliminary charging state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shigefumi Odaohhara, Masaki Kobayashi, Takaaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 6741296
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a color CRT system that can be easily adapted for installations in either the northern or the southern hemisphere. The CRT is symmetrical with respect to its yamming or set up for the earth's magnetic field so the CRT can be installed in either a normal or an inverted orientation. Likewise the yoke and yoke connector are designed and can be easily installed so the CRT scan starts in the upper left of the CRT in either the normal or inverted installation. The connectors for the neck video card are designed to exit the side of the card so the wires can be routed to the CRT system card in either CRT installation orientation. Finally the anode wire is made with a length and attachment point such that the anode is wireable when the CRT is in the normal or inverted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Edward Leise, Susan Ann Luerich
  • Patent number: 6741471
    Abstract: In part, and in addition to apparatus and methods presented, an expansion board to be connected/disconnected to/from its mother board easily is provided. A face of a CDC (Communication Daughter Card), which is an expansion board to be connected to the mother board of a computer system is covered by an insulating sheet. In the CDC, an edge of one end of this insulating sheet is extended so as to form a projection. A user can take this projection with fingers, thereby carrying and connecting/disconnecting the CDC to/from the mother board easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Fujii, Yoshihisa Ishihara, Aaron M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 6738923
    Abstract: A method for adjusting failover intervals in a computer network is provided. In one embodiment of the present invention transport protocol requests are sent to a backup server, receiving response messages from the server, and then the rate of transport protocol requests is adjusted according to the response messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norbert M. Blam, James Arthur Brewer, Charles Edward Tysor
  • Patent number: 6734582
    Abstract: A linear actuator incorporates a DC motor whose stator is secured to a frame. A shaft is coupled to the rotor of the DC motor one end of which is circumferentially coupled to the inside of a torsion spring and the outer section of the torsion spring is coupled to the frame. The center section of the shaft is circumferentially raised creating first and second shaft stops. The middle of the shaft is threaded and threadedly coupled to a translating actuator which has a radial raised portion which engages a section of the frame. The radial raised section provides a radial stop and prevents the translating actuator from rotating. Additional radial raised portions on the translating actuator create first and second stops that engage the first and second shaft stops at each extreme of travel. The first stop keeps the threads from binding in a retracted position and the second stop keeps the threads from binding in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Vernon Corbett, Jr., Richard Hunter Harris
  • Patent number: 6735499
    Abstract: According to the present invention, it is possible to reduce the fan noise taking the human sense into consideration. Specifically, it is possible to ergonomically mitigate the discomfort due to the short-term variation of the working rate of the CPU by increasing the rotational frequency gradually and by decreasing the rotational frequency with the temperature fall taking the human sense of noise into account. The present invention reduces noise produced by a cooling fan by controlling the fan rotation to a minimum rotational frequency in accordance with the specification and performance of the heat source. Additionally, an embodiment of the present invention controls a cooling fan to a minimum allowable rotational frequency within a rated temperature range of the object to be cooled, thereby controlling the internal temperature of a computer system in such a way to minimize noise generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ohki, Minoru Kida
  • Patent number: 6735092
    Abstract: In part, and in addition to apparatus and methods presented, an expansion board to be connected/disconnected to/from its mother board easily is provided. A face of a CDC (Communication Daughter Card), which is an expansion board to be connected to the mother board of a computer system is covered by an insulating sheet. In the CDC, an edge of one end of this insulating sheet is extended so as to form a projection. A user can take this projection with fingers, thereby carrying and connecting/disconnecting the CDC to/from the mother board easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Fujii, Yoshihisa Ishihara, Aaron M. Stewart