Patents Represented by Attorney Jacobson Holman PLLC
  • Patent number: 8349769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fungicidal compositions and particularly fungicidal compositions comprising anhydrous milk fat (AMF), soybean oil and/or coconut fat. The invention also relates to a fungicidal method employing a composition of the invention. The compositions and methods of the invention have applications in the management (prevention and control) of fungal growth in commercial and small scale crop production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
    Inventors: Kirstin Verity Wurms, Annette Ah Chee
  • Patent number: 8348639
    Abstract: A high performance sealing device having an excellent pressure resistance and realizing a prevention of damage. The sealing device usable at a working pressure of 0 to 2 MPa, and not damaged even if the pressure of high-pressure fuel of 5 MPa or higher is applied thereto, wherein high pressure fuel on the high pressure side is sealed by a first seal part, oil from a cam side on a low pressure side is sealed by a second seal part, and the fuel slightly leaked due to failure of scraping at the first seal part is sealed by the second seal part to form a dual seal structure. A resin ring coming into slidable sealing contact with a shaft is used in the first seal part, whereby abnormal abrasion does not occur even when fuel having less lubricity is used, and the durability of the seal is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Okada, Iwao Taira, Tadashi Abiko, Yosuke Kondo, Kazuki Takeno, Ichiro Yamane
  • Patent number: 8350243
    Abstract: An optically-induced dielectrophoresis chip including a substrate, a first electrode layer disposed on the substrate, and an interface modification layer disposed on the first electrode layer. A photo-conductive layer is disposed on the interface modification layer and includes an optical absorbent polymeric material. A barrier layer is disposed on the photo-conductive layer, and a compartment forming layer is disposed on the barrier layer defining a compartment. A second electrode layer covers the compartment forming layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Gwo-Bin Lee, Tzung-Fang Guo, Wei Wang, Yen-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 8348555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shuttering element for limiting a section of a trench wall. The shuttering element is characterized by a plurality of shuttering parts which have a plate-shaped base body, consisting of concrete in particular, and are connected to one another at their adjoining horizontal front faces. Furthermore, the invention relates to a shuttering part as well as a method for producing a trench wall in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bauer Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Emil Stoetzer, Franz Werner Gerressen, Roland Wenger
  • Patent number: 8349343
    Abstract: The present invention describes a novel antibacterial treatment on textile materials using polymeric core-shell particles dispersing in water. These particles are prepared from a surfactant-free emulsion polymerization according to the method of U.S. Pat. No. 6,573,313 and have average particle sizes in the range of 100 to 1000 nm in diameter. When applied to a textile article, the particles form a uniform coating, which prevents the growth of bacteria and microbes. The treatment does not affect the fabric mechanical properties, hand feeling and appearance. Antibacterial activity on cotton is maintained even after 50 times of home laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: John Haozhong Xin, Pei Li, Weijun Ye
  • Patent number: 8347549
    Abstract: The present application discloses a device for attracting and capturing flying insects, and a method for attracting and capturing flying insects. The device and method use at least one electrically-powered airflow generator and an electrically-powered heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Emma A Durand, Michael J Palombo
  • Patent number: 8350490
    Abstract: A method and lighting installation for use in horticulture for lighting crops in a greenhouse, with a number of lamps (2a . . . 2n) provided above the crops to be lighted, and a number of dimmer devices (4a . . . 4n) for the lamps, wherein the dimmer devices (4a . . . 4n) are provided with control means for periodically, automatically, varying the light intensity of the light sources cooperating with the dimmer devices according to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “Nedap”
    Inventors: Randolph Antonio Marcus Browne, Petrus Gerardus Maria Wolberink, Antonius Marinus Telgenhof Oude Koehorst
  • Patent number: 8347786
    Abstract: An ink chamber doctor blade for acting upon an ink transfer roll of a rotary press with a fluid, in particular with a printing ink, has an ink chamber, which is filled with ink during printing, and which extends in an axial direction of the ink transfer roll, and two doctor blades which are in physical contact with the ink transfer roll during printing and which extend in the axial direction of the ink transfer roll. At least one additional doctor blade can be inserted into the ink chamber doctor blade and can be fixed by holding devices inside the ink chamber. The holding device has at least one element, which is pretensioned by elastic force against at least one counter holder, and with which the additional doctor blade can be pressed against the counter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Frank Hasselmann, Lutz Telljohann, Frank Dirksmeier, Klaus Gräler
  • Patent number: 8348660
    Abstract: A tooling for manufacturing by stamping parts made of thermoplastic material from a blank of the material. A hollow die is delimited by a bottom, side walls and an opening opposite the bottom, and a raised punch designed to cooperate with the die via the opening. The tooling includes at least one mobile element to cooperate with at least one recess placed in the bottom and/or side walls of the die, the recess allowing the passage of one part of the blank that is to be bent using the mobile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daher Aerospace
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Jumel
  • Patent number: 8347668
    Abstract: A differential linkage attachment of handles includes a first handle ring and a second handle ring placed on right and left sides, respectively, and set in a rectangular dead bolt shifting block independently. An end of the second handle ring is encircled with a first slanted latch bolt shifting plate, and an end of the first handle ring is encircled with a second slanted latch bolt shifting plate. All of the five parts turn around on a center axis. When the second handle ring turns forward or clockwise, the rectangular dead bolt shifting block or the first slanted latch bolt shifting plate is linked to turn around on the center axis independently, and when the first handle ring turns clockwise, the rectangular dead bolt shifting block or the second slanted latch bolt shifting plate is linked to turn around on the center axis independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Yu Min
  • Patent number: 8350195
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for the heating of a solution, such as a dialysis solution, to a desired temperature includes heating the solution presented in a bag. The heating is effected with a heater system, which includes a heater, by means of a two-step control. The temperature forming the lower switch-on threshold of the heater and the temperature forming the upper switch-off threshold of the heater vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank L. Hedmann, Stephan Klatte
  • Patent number: 8347727
    Abstract: A binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement that can be constructed in any geometric shape having a solid, continuous perimeter containing straight line segments. The symbol includes finder cells to “orient” the symbol in order to associate strain measurements with physical dimensions; and contains encoded data in “data regions” and/or “utility regions.” The data and utility regions can be distinct and separate, combined, exclusive (i.e. data regions and no utility regions, or utility regions and no data regions), or omitted. The data “density” can be varied depending upon the application, by varying the number of distinct data or utility cells present in the data regions or utility regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Direct Measurements, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Hovis, William Ranson, Reginald Vachon
  • Patent number: 8344816
    Abstract: Provided is a fundamental wave/overtone crystal oscillator to obtain fundamental wave oscillation and overtone oscillation with one crystal unit and to optimize the excitation current depending on the fundamental wave oscillation and the overtone oscillation. The fundamental wave/overtone crystal oscillator includes a crystal unit that oscillates with fundamental waves or with overtones, and an oscillator circuit that amplifies an excitation current from the crystal unit and outputs an oscillatory frequency. A capacitor Cf and a capacitor Co are connected in parallel with the base of a transistor in the oscillator circuit as well as the emitter. A switch is provided so as to connect or disconnect the capacitor Cf with respect to the circuit in response to a switching signal. The switch turns ON when the crystal oscillator oscillates with fundamental waves, and turns OFF when the crystal oscillator oscillates with overtones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Akaike, Hiroshi Hoshigami, Mohd Hafidz Bin Ahmad Adlan
  • Patent number: 8344770
    Abstract: A PLL circuit is provided capable of reducing phase noise and facilitating design. In the PLL circuit, a PLL receives a reference frequency and an output from a VC-TCXO, performs a lock operation. In a lock state, a selector selects an output of a first divider that divides the reference frequency. When PLL detects input of reference frequency being lost or an unlock state, the PLL outputs an alarm signal to the selector. When receiving the alarm signal from the PLL, the selector switches from the output of the first divider to an output of a second divider that frequency-divides an output of the VC-TCXO, and outputs the same. Then, a PLL receives an output of the selector and an output of a VCXO and performs a lock operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Minoru Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8343396
    Abstract: A pipe insulating section includes a generally cylindrical hollow phenolic foam body of substantially uniform cross section with an inner facing web and an outer facing web. The phenolic foam body is slit longitudinally to provide section halves which can be opened to facilitate wrapping around a pipe to insulate the pipe. The section halves are linked by the outer web at one side and facing ends of the section halves at the other end are faced with the inner facing web. The inner web may be of paper and the other web may be of an aluminum foil. An apparatus used in manufacturing the elongate shaped phenolic section includes an outer mold for forming the outer facing into a cylindrical shape and an inner mandrel for forming the inner facing into a cylindrical shape, which is of smaller diameter than that of the cylinder defined by the outer facing. The facings define a hollow core therebetween into which liquid foam reactants are injected through an injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: John Tottey, David Anthony Oliver, Thomas McCabe
  • Patent number: 8342075
    Abstract: Improved receiver set for an indirect or direct gas operated firearm wherein the charging handle has been moved to the side of the upper receiver, the magazine well has been flared open to better receive a magazine, and the lower receiver has a semi-circular shelf in the rear which supports the proximal end of the bolt carrier as it is longitudinally displaced due to firing of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 8346329
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for noninvasive measurement of a human body component, such as glucose, in vivo, include near infrared spectroscopy based laser sources driven at a carrier frequency lying within the characteristic absorption of the component. The apparatus also drives the laser diodes with a modulation frequency to generate a frequency difference between the measuring light and reference beam, and the interference of the two beams results in a beat frequency signal, which frequency is proportional to the optical path difference between the measuring light and the reference beam. The scattering lights from human tissue with different optical lengths are simultaneously detected and selected based on the beat frequency. The method is a convenient embodiment of the floating reference principle, which takes advantage of optical length selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tianjin Sunshine Optics Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kexin Xu, Zhenhui Du
  • Patent number: 8340754
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of monitoring the hydration and/or nutrition status of a patient. According to the invention a method is provided to determine at least one of a mal-hydration component, an adipose tissue component and a lean tissue component of a patient comprising the steps of determining chemical or physical properties of the patient and deriving the at least one component on the basis of the determined chemical or physical properties of the patient and previously determined values of a mass or volume fraction of water in lean tissue and a mass or volume fraction of water in adipose tissue. The invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method according to the invention and to a computer program product to be used on such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Chamney, Peter Wabel
  • Patent number: 8336917
    Abstract: Current medication labels are very difficult for people with disabilities, language barriers, functional impairments, or illiteracy to read, potentially increasing the risk for accidental medication overdoses and/or poor compliance with medication administration and adherence. By having a color coded sticker system with an enclosed full body guide in the form of a poster, and a home health medication record card, these stickers are placed on each medication bottle as a symbol for what the medication is used for. The stickers are color coded in order to distinguish the time the medication is to be administered. Home health agencies may use the poster and stickers as they educate their patients about the medications they take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Whitney Doiron
  • Patent number: D673892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FACC AG
    Inventors: Walter Stephan, Gerhard Mötenhuber