Patents Represented by Attorney Kilyk & Bowersox, P.L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8342432
    Abstract: An electrostatic atomizer 30 has a removably attachable canister 24. Once a paint bag 2 housed in the canister 24 exhausts, it is replaced by a new canister 24. Paint in a paint bag 2 is driven out by a mono pump 35 located in a pump segment 23 of the electrostatic atomizer 20. The mono pump 35 has a helical shaft 36 inside a paint feed tube 31. The mono pump 35 is driven by a servomotor via an insulating drive shaft 38. Paint in the paint bag 2 is drawn up when the helical shaft 36 rotates, and it is delivered to a bell cup 21 through the feed tube 31. Quantity of paint atomized by the bell cup 21 and interruption of the atomization are controlled by controlling the rotation of the mono pump 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventors: Michio Mitsui, Shinji Tani, Masahito Sakakibara, Kimio Toda, Toshio Hosoda
  • Patent number: 8344895
    Abstract: There are provided a photoelectric sensor and a photoelectric sensor system in which received light quantities of a plurality of photoelectric sensors are displayed in an integrated manner, and slight variation in the received light quantity that has nothing to do with a detected condition of a workpiece is ignored and a photoelectric sensor with abnormity is easily found out. Upon acceptance of an instruction to execute scaled display by a control unit of a photoelectric sensor, a scaling adjustment ratio is calculated by assigning the received light quantity to a target value set to be greater than a display upper limit while executing the scaled display. A received light quantity that is subsequently obtained is scaled based on the calculated scaling adjustment ratio to obtain a received light quantity after the scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Toyoichi Uozumi, Hiroki Murakami
  • Patent number: 8343759
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a unique mammalian cell line expressing inducible c-Src, and, particularly, a unique human cell line overexpressing c-Src in an inducible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Chiba University
    Inventor: Naoto Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8342404
    Abstract: There is provided an illumination setting support apparatus that enables a user to easily set an optimal lighting pattern while visually checking. A schematic diagram of the illumination unit is displayed in the setting screen, so that clicking on a desired area inside this schematic diagram allows the arbitrary area to be selected from eight areas in the circumferential row of the “outermost circumference” of the external illumination unit. Lighting pattern information is transmitted to a bar code reader and is transferred to the external illumination unit. Imaging is performed while executing illumination control in accordance with the lighting pattern to thereby immediately display a live image on a PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Hajime Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8346510
    Abstract: A continuously-arranged sensor system is provided that can recognize a time of a determination signal provided by each sensor unit so that a host control apparatus can use the time to perform timing control. The continuously-arranged sensor system includes a network unit and a plurality of sensor units, which are connected by a serial transmission line. In accordance with a command sent from the network unit, each sensor unit transmits the determination signal to the network unit via the serial transmission line. The network unit stores the time information and the determination information to a table memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Fukumura, Masashi Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 8332171
    Abstract: There is provided a waveform observing apparatus, which facilitates management of compressed data and measured data that were created for a reduced display, reduces a calculating amount in making the reduced display, and displays a boundary between stoppage and start of collection of measured data in a visually observable manner, in such a manner that, when a compression ratio is set to the number of pieces of data per display dot, a plurality of compressed data of a compressed-data file for display with a smaller compression ratio than the above used to calculate compressed data, to make a reduced display at the compression ratio after the setting change, final compressed data is created based upon measured data of a fraction at the time of stoppage of sampling, top compressed data is created based upon measured data of a fraction immediately after resuming of the sampling at the time of the resuming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Atoro, Yohei Okawa
  • Patent number: 8330095
    Abstract: There is provided an optical scanning type photoelectric switch capable of preventing interference with another photoelectric switch by use of its own capability, wherein, as for light projection pulse periods of the first and second optical scanning type photoelectric switches, the period is set to 30 ?s in the first optical scanning type photoelectric switch while the period is set to 33 ?s in the second optical scanning type photoelectric switch 1B, the light projection pulses have the same pulse width, and by setting the light projection periods different between the first and second optical scanning type photoelectric switches, even if mutual interference occurs between any optical axes, a phase difference of 36 degrees in rotation period is generated therebetween in a next scan, thereby preventing occurrence of the interference in succession in a plurality of times of scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8324183
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel marker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and more specifically, to provide a marker whose expression may be specifically increased or decreased in RA. Another object of the present invention is to confirm whether or not miRNA serving as the marker is involved as the etiology of RA, and to provide an inspection method for RA and a therapeutic agent for RA each using the miRNA involved. The marker includes miRNA (for example, miR124a) whose expression is specifically increased or decreased in RA synovial cells based on a small RNA expression profile in the RA synovial cells. In addition, the therapeutic agent for RA includes miRNA (for example, miR124a) as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: National University Corporation Kobe University
    Inventors: Seiji Kawano, Yuji Nakamachi
  • Patent number: 8319171
    Abstract: There is provided an optical scanning type photoelectric switch capable of facilitating control of holding a set detection sensitivity, wherein first and second reflection surfaces with different reflection factors are built as reference objects in the optical scanning type photoelectric switch, and arranged in a measurement invalid range in rotation of a scanning mirror, a light projection path, a light reception path, a laser light source LD and a light receiving element, which are used for scanning in the measurement area, are shared, and when a light reception intensity of the white second reflection surface is smaller than a “reference light reception intensity (white)”, a light projection driving section is controlled to increase the light projection intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8308900
    Abstract: Methods to control lipophilic extractives in Acacia pulp and fibers are described. One method involves contacting the pulp or fibers with a composition containing at least one enzyme, such as at least one esterase or lipase or both, for a sufficient time and in a sufficient amount to control the lipophilic extractives present in the pulp or fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosa M. Covarrubias, Budi Liputra
  • Patent number: 8298667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to proppants which can be used to prop open subterranean formation fractions. Proppant formulations are further disclosed which use one or more proppants of the present invention. Methods to prop open subterranean formation fractions are further disclosed. In addition, other uses for the proppants of the present invention are further disclosed, as well as methods of making the proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Oxane Materials
    Inventors: Russell J. Smith, John R. Loscutova, Elizabeth A. Whitsitt, Christopher E. Coker, Andrew R. Barron, Mark Wiesner, Stephen A. Costantino, Rajendra K. Bordia
  • Patent number: 8295645
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of executing filter processing with a desired blurring degree selected in accordance with an application from a multi-valued image captured an object surface, the image processing apparatus comprises: a first filter processing device for executing smoothing processing on the multi-valued image, a second filter processing device for creating a reduced image reduced from the multi-valued image with an image reduction ratio, executing smoothing processing on the reduced image, and creating an enlarged image of the smoothed image enlarged with an image enlargement ratio corresponding to the image reduction ratio, and an image display device for displaying a processed image by the first filter processing device or the second filter processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 8287833
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating silica sand scrubs (SSS) generated and accumulated as waste in the chloride manufacturing process of titanium dioxide pigment. A hydrothermal process is used to produce sodium silicate solutions of modulus 3.0 to 3.8, and precipitated silicas. In some embodiments, the process uses two specific principal reaction stages. A sodium silicate solution having a low SiO2:Na2O molar ratio, in the range from 2.0 to 2.8, is first produced by reaction of the SSS, as a cost-effective SiO2 source, with aqueous caustic soda. The conversion of this intermediate sodium silicate solution of low modulus to a high SiO2:Na2O molar ratio is made possible by using a SiO2 source that is prepared as precipitated amorphous silica from the intermediate sodium silicate solution produced above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. (CRISTAL)
    Inventors: Fadi Mohammed Saeed Trabzuni, Hassan Moenes El Dekki, Chathangat Cheroolil Gopalkrishnan
  • Patent number: 8277896
    Abstract: Methods of making a ternary oxide and a perovskite-related ternary oxide structure are described. The methods include reacting a binary oxide with a metal oxide or a metal hydroxide to form a ternary oxide dielectric layer on a substrate. Powders, anodes, pressed articles, and capacitors including the ternary oxide or perovskite-related ternary oxide structure as a dielectric layer or other layers are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Global Advanced Metals, USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Mariani, John W. Koenitzer
  • Patent number: 8266993
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. According to embodiments, the deflectable lifting device can have a base that mounts into the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of a material conveyance system, such as a paper stripping or paper blanking work station. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwards, but still contact the sheet or web with a gently humped or arcuate portion, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material. The deflectable lifting device can comprise an arcuate portion or head over which the sheet or web can slide in a bearing fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Die, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Coursey, Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Patent number: 8257818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low oil and basis weight, apertured dusting wipe exhibiting improved particulate pick up performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dianne Ellis, Wanda B. Best
  • Patent number: 8252126
    Abstract: A method of making sputter targets using rotary axial forging is described. Other thermomechanical working steps can be used prior to and/or after the forging step. Sputter targets are further described which can have unique grain size and/or crystal structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Global Advanced Metals, USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Matera, Robert B. Ford, Charles E. Wickersham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8248235
    Abstract: This invention provides an area monitoring sensor capable of setting a monitor area without connecting a terminal device for area setting. The area monitoring sensor that emits detection light in different emitting directions and senses an intruder within a monitor area based on reflection of the detection light, the monitor area being previously set as a polygonal shaped area defined by three or more sides, the sensor being provided on a first side out of the sides of the monitor area, and includes a side selecting unit that selects a second side other than the first side out of the three or more sides that define the monitor area based on an operation input; a distance specifying unit that specifies a distance between the area monitoring sensor and the second side that is being selected by the side selecting unit based on an operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsu Inoue, Akiji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8247428
    Abstract: Indole alkaloid derivatives having an opioid receptor agonistic effect, their synthesis, and therapeutic compositions containing these derivatives, and methods of treating conditions with these compounds and therapeutic compositions, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: National University Corporation Chiba University, Josai University Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Takayama, Mariko Kitajima, Kenjiro Matsumoto, Syunji Horie
  • Patent number: D673714
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Flos, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Philippe Starck