Patents Represented by Attorney Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8352057
    Abstract: A method for feedback-based optimization of a measurement data life cycle in joining processes during production, comprising the following steps: 1) analysing and simulating production on the basis of assumptions, in particular on the basis of production data, in order to prepare an initial production strategy and/or inspection strategy, 2) preparing and/or adapting a production and/or inspection order, 3) checking the production and/or inspection order for consistency, 4) exporting and storing the production and/or inspection order, 5) aligning and/or joining a component made of at least two sub-assemblies in an assembly zone, 6) analysing and simulating production on the basis of actual measurement results and feedback of an optimized production and/or inspection order into method step 2), and 7) at least one repetition of method steps 2) to 6). The invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Henning Schriever, Erdal Karaca, Tanja Klostermann
  • Patent number: 8350568
    Abstract: A nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus includes a dewar containing a low-temperature liquid refrigerant, a prepolarization coil disposed inside the dewar and including a superconducting wire, a prepolarization coil driving unit for intermittent application of current to the prepolarization coil in a capacitor charge/discharge method to generate a prepolarization magnetic field, a sensor unit for measuring a nuclear magnetic resonance signal from a sample to which a prepolarization magnetic field is applied with the prepolarization coil, and a readout magnetic field generation unit for applying a readout magnetic field to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Seong-min Hwang, Kiwoong Kim, Jin-Mok Kim, Yong-Ho Lee, Chan Seok Kang, Kwon Kyu Yu, Seong-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 8348687
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable storage device that can communicate with different types of host devices. In some embodiments, the portable storage device receives digital media content via a multi-mode device port and exports a derivative of the digital media content (for example, a media stream) via the same multi-mode device port. In some embodiments, the device port has at least one selectively active pin which is active when receiving digital media content and is dormant when exporting a derivative of the digital media content. Alternatively or additionally, the device port includes at least one selectively active pin which is dormant when receiving digital media content and is active when exporting a derivative of the digital media content. In some embodiments, the portable storage device selects a device mode and/or communications protocol in accordance with at least one detected feature of a complementary port and/or a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sandisk IL Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Raines
  • Patent number: 8342816
    Abstract: Engine-driven hydraulic pump for an aircraft, having a first and a second pump unit which each comprise an adjustable swash plate and a piston assembly coupled with said swash plate and driven by a pump shaft, a control device for adjusting the inclination of the swash plate and a drive shaft via which the hydraulic pump can be driven by an engine of the aircraft while generating hydraulic pressure at an outlet line, characterized in that the pump units are arranged in parallel and have a respective pump shaft, which pump shafts are coupled with the drive shaft by a gear unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Voetter, Ulrich Mueller
  • Patent number: 8343930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination therapy method for treating gastrin-dependent tumors. The method comprises the immunization of a patient with an anti-gastrin 17 immunogenic composition in combination with the administration of chemotherapeutic agents such as 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cancer Advances, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip C. Gevas, Stephen Grimes, Stephen L. Karr, Susan A. Watson, Dov Michaeli
  • Patent number: 8346944
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) registration service to a non-IMS subscriber terminal are disclosed. According to one method, activity involving a non-IMS subscriber terminal is identified. In response to identifying the activity involving the non-IMS subscriber terminal, an IMS network registration operation is performed on behalf of the non-IMS subscriber terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Apirux Bantukul, Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 8341916
    Abstract: A joint for panels, the panels comprising a core, a decorative upper surface and edges provided with joining means for positioning the panels towards one another. Predetermined portions of the edges are provided with a layer of polymer. The panels are joined to one another by use of the joining means where the polymer forms a seal in the joint preventing penetration of water into the joint wherein a highly water resistant unit of a plurality of panels is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Ake Sjoberg, Hakan Wernersson, Krister Hansson, Magnus Nilsson, Nils-Erik Engström, Sven Kornfalt
  • Patent number: 8346239
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for silence insertion descriptor (SID) conversion are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for silence insertion descriptor (SID) conversion. The method includes receiving a wireless frame, the frame identifying a first node as a frame source and a second node as a frame destination; determining whether tandem-free operation (TFO) is applicable; responsive to a determination that TFO is applicable, determining whether the frame is a SID frame; responsive to a determination that the frame is a SID frame, determining whether the SID format used by the first node is incompatible with the SID format used by the second node; and responsive to a determination that the SID format used by the first node is incompatible with the SID format used by the second node, converting the SID frame from the SID format used by the first node to the SID format used by the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventors: Yanhua Wang, Philip Abraham
  • Patent number: 8343353
    Abstract: A grease containment apparatus arranged to receive grease discharged by a fan-type rooftop grease exhauster includes multiple sumps and at least one trough disposed between the sumps. An apparatus may be disposed along two, three, or four sides of a rooftop grease exhauster, including corner sumps assemblies and/or end sump assemblies, preferably including associated rain shields, and optionally including one or more end caps. Components may be fabricated of UV-resistant polymeric materials such as ABS. Use of grease absorbent media may be avoided. A drain conduit may receive water from a sump, with at least a portion of the drain conduit being disposed at a level above a bottom edge of the sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dunnwell, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Dunn, Darren Scott Jameson
  • Patent number: 8342321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet brush (1) and holder (10). The toilet brush (1) comprises a handle (2) and a brush head. The holder (10) comprises a container (11C) configured to hold disinfectant liquid. The holder (10) is configured: to support the toilet brush and bear the weight of the toilet brush in a first position, in which the brush head is spaced apart from liquid in the container; and to support the toilet brush in a second position, in which the brush head is at least partially immersed in liquid in the container. The holder (10) is configured for movement of the toilet brush (1) between the first and second positions by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: McAllan Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Neil McAllan
  • Patent number: 8344904
    Abstract: A method of transmitting power and/or data between downhole equipment and a surface through a circuit including an alternating current (AC) powered motor and its associated power cable for powering the downhole equipment is disclosed, where the data is transmitted at frequencies outside the normal operating ranges that are thought acceptable. Associated circuitry and apparatus for performing the method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zenith Oilfield Technology Limited
    Inventors: Sandy Skinner, Michael Manning
  • Patent number: 8337682
    Abstract: An arc plasma source 101 for evaporating a cathode material of a cathode 22 by arc discharge controlled by a magnetic field, comprising a magnetic field forming mechanism 42 arranged outside the cathode for forming a magnetic field M in parallel to the center axis of the cathode near an evaporation surface 22a; a supporting mechanism 26 for supporting the cathode; a cooling mechanism 61 for cooling the cathode; and a tapered ring 64 being truncated cone shaped and having a through-hole into which the cathode penetrates along the axial direction of the through-hole, the tapered ring being arranged to be tapered toward the evaporation surface of the cathode; wherein the tapered ring is made of a ferromagnetic material and the front end of the tapered ring is positioned coplanar with the evaporation surface of the cathode or is positioned posterior to the evaporation surface in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken, Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Katsuhiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8337214
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for attachment to electrical contacts of light emitting devices as well as light emitting device packages and lamp assemblies that use such connectors are provided. Further, methods for assembling light emitting device packages that use such connectors are provided. The electrical connector, for example, can have a plug housing with an electrically conductive socket engaging connection for engaging a socket. The electrical connector can also have an electrically conductive member extending from the plug housing and connected to the socket engaging connection. The electrically conductive member can have an end distal from the plug housing that forms a contact base configured to attach to an electrical contact on a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Patent number: 8336734
    Abstract: Systems are described for delivery of a wide variety of materials in which liquid and gas or vapor states are concurrently present, from a package preferably including a fluid-containing collapsible liner. Headspace gas is removed from a pressure dispensing package prior to liquid dispensation therefrom, and ingress gas is removed thereafter during dispensation operation. At least one sensor senses presence of gas or a gas-liquid interface in a reservoir or gas-liquid separation region. A gas removal system including an integral reservoir, at least one sensor, and at least one flow control elements may be included within a connector adapted to mate with a pressure dispensing package, for highly efficient removal of gas from the liquid being dispensed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom, Paul Dathe, Amy Koland, Jason Gerold, Kirk Mikkelsen, Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Michael A. Cisewski
  • Patent number: 8339986
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for testing and measuring the performance of a network for delivering multimedia is disclosed. A multimedia source is divided into data packets according to a packetizing standard. Each data packet includes a header and a payload containing a portion of the multimedia. N data packets (N>0) are grouped together into a packet bundle. Then, instrumentation is inserted into the header of at least one data packet within the packet bundle. The instrumentation includes information used in determining performance characteristics of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ixia
    Inventors: Chiat Earl Chew, Laura Choy, Kevin M. Cattell
  • Patent number: 8333818
    Abstract: A compressed air filter and a filter element which is for separating foreign bodies from a compressed air stream and which has an element lower portion, an element upper portion which has a neck portion which forms a first flow channel and a collar portion which is constructed so as to extend at least partially around the neck portion and which is connected to the neck portion so as to form a second flow channel, and a filter medium which is sealingly connected to the element lower portion and the element upper portion in order to form a gas flow path between the first flow channel and the second flow channel through the filter medium, the collar portion having an abutment face, which is provided at least partially at the outer periphery and which tapers in the direction of the element lower portion, in order to receive an associated sealing ring in such a manner that a force which acts substantially axially on the sealing ring from the direction of the element lower portion brings about radial expansion of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Foerster, Norbert Fischer, Michael Feisthauer
  • Patent number: 8331373
    Abstract: The subject mailer described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for automatically selecting between Internet protocol switching modes on a per-module basis in a packet forwarding device. According to one aspect, a method may include determining capacities of hardware longest prefix matching (LPM) tables located on each input/output (I/O) module in a multi-module IP packet forward device. The number of routes currently stored in a software LPM table may be determined. If the software LPM table can be stored within the hardware LPM table for an I/O module, an LPM mode may be automatically selected for that I/O module. If the contents of software LPM table cannot be stored within the hardware LPM table for a particular I/O module, the I/O module may be automatically transitioned to operate in an Internet protocol forwarding database (IPFDB) mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald B. Grosser, Edward J. Rovner, Olen L. Stokes
  • Patent number: 8327595
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8330878
    Abstract: A portable storage device having a memory and a wireless remote control receiver is equipped for connection to a digital content player, which is controllable by a wireless remote control transmitter. The memory stores digital content data. The remote control transmitter communicates with the remote control receiver to play the digital content data on the digital content player. Accordingly, an additional remote control transmitter is not necessary for the remote control playing of digital content data residing on the portable storage device. The digital content data may be loaded from an external source, such as a personal computer. The personal computer can also be controlled to play the digital content data by using remote control transmitter using a known protocol. Thus, a user wishing to play the digital content data stored in the portable storage device does not need to acquire an additional specially-matched remote control transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sandisk IL Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Raines, Ran Carmeli
  • Patent number: 8323447
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of a decorative laminate, which laminate comprises an upper decorative and abrasion resistant thermosetting laminate layer and a carrying core. The upper side of the core is provided with the abrasion resistant thermosetting laminate while the lower side of the core is provided with a balance layer. This balance layer has the purpose of preventing warping of said decorative laminate while at the same time having the purpose of acoustic dampening. The balance layer comprises a layer of a polymer. The balance layer and the thermosetting laminate are joined with said core by means of pressing. Said carrying core further is provided with a dampening foil of an elastomer arranged between the upper side of the core and the abrasion resistant thermosetting laminate. The elastomer and thermosetting laminate are joined with each other and with the core by means of pressing. The achieved laminate is then cut into panels and provided with edges intended for joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Martin Broberg, Jorgen Nissen, Bengt Ruuth, Johan Iveberg, Hakan Zander, Ake Sjoberg