Patents Represented by Attorney Kriegsman & Kriegsman
  • Patent number: 8349151
    Abstract: Universal cell frame generic for use as an anode frame and as a cathode frame in a water electrolyzer. According to one embodiment, the universal cell frame includes a unitary annular member having a central opening. Four trios of transverse openings are provided in the annular member, each trio being spaced apart by about 90 degrees. A plurality of internal radial passageways fluidly interconnect the central opening and each of the transverse openings of two diametrically-opposed trios of openings, the other two trios of openings lacking corresponding radial passageways. Sealing ribs are provided on the top and bottom surfaces of the annular member. The present invention is also directed at a water electrolyzer that includes two such cell frames, one being used as the anode frame and the other being used as the cathode frame, the cathode frame being rotated 90 degrees relative to the anode frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin W. Schmitt, Timothy J. Norman
  • Patent number: 8282047
    Abstract: A one-piece cable tie includes a locking head and an attached strap, the locking head being adapted to receive and selectively engage a portion of the strap when the tie is formed into a closed loop. The cable tie additionally includes an insert fastener formed onto the locking head that is sized and shaped to be retained within a rectangular slot formed in a panel. The insert fastener includes a pair of spaced apart, parallel arms which extend orthogonally away from an outer end wall of the locking head, a cross-member extending transversely across the free ends of the pair of arms and a pair of offset retention fingers. Each retention finger is connected at one end to the cross-member and is capable of being independently pivotally displaced along an arcuate path. As a result of the offset design of its retention fingers, the cable tie can be manufactured as a unitary plastic member using simplified and inexpensive molding techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Franks
  • Patent number: 8252125
    Abstract: The present invention, among other things, relates to a method for producing a workpiece by press hardening a semi-finished product, which is distinguished by the fact that the semi-finished product consists of a steel which has a high content of silicon of at least 0.9 wt. %, with a simultaneously small content of manganese of less than 0.9 wt. %, a small carbon content of less than 0.25 wt. %, and a high chromium content of more than 1.20 wt. %, and which by heating is brought to a state in which the structure of the steel that is used is at least partially transformed to austenite, also optionally fully transformed to austenite, and the thus-heated semi-finished product is hot shaped so that after the hot deformation shaping, a structure is present in the workpiece that has a complex phase structure with predominantly martensite and ferrite fractions. In addition, a workpiece is described, which is produced according to this method, as well as uses of such a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hubertus Giefers, Karsten Bake, Andreas Frehn, Alexander Redenius, Uwe Diekmann
  • Patent number: 8250882
    Abstract: Insulated shipping container and method of making the same. In a preferred embodiment, the insulated shipping container comprises an outer box, an insulated insert, an insulated cover, a payload container and a plurality of coolant members. The outer box comprises a rectangular prismatic cavity bounded by a plurality of rectangular side walls, a closed bottom end, and top closure flaps. The insulated insert is snugly, but removably, disposed within the outer box and is shaped to define a bottom, four sides and a top. The top includes a raised peripheral edge and a recessed shelf. A large rectangular prismatic cavity surrounded by a plurality of smaller cavities extends downwardly from the recessed shelf. The large cavity of the insulated insert is adapted to receive a payload container, together with a pair of coolant saddle bags adapted to surround the payload container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cold Chain Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Neritan Mustafa, Mark Banks, James Nilsen, Lawrence A. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8252400
    Abstract: A heat-transfer label assembly and method of using the same. In one embodiment, the assembly is adapted for decorating glass articles and comprises a carrier, the carrier comprising a paper substrate overcoated with a layer of polyethylene. The polyethylene layer is overcoated with a skim coat of wax. One or more heat-transfer labels are printed onto the skim coat and are spaced apart from one another. Each label consists of one or more ink design layers, each ink design layer comprising a binder resin, a pigment, a cross-linking resin and a catalyst. The catalyst is capable of causing the cross-linking resin to cross-link the binder resin within 1-2 minutes after the label has been transferred to a glass article that has been preheated to a temperature of about 250° F.-325° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: MCC-Dec Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Jean Paul Laprade
  • Patent number: 8247056
    Abstract: A label assembly and method of using the same to label articles durably, yet removably. In one embodiment, the label assembly is used to label fabric articles, such as clothing, and comprises (a) an image forming laminate for forming an image on the fabric article, the image forming laminate comprising an ink layer, the ink layer being bondable to the fabric article; and (b) an image removing laminate for removing the image from the fabric article, the image removing laminate comprising a remover layer, the remover layer, upon being activated by heat and/or light, being bondable to the ink layer of the image forming laminate; (c) whereby, upon bonding of the image removing laminate to the ink layer, the bonding between the image removing laminate and the ink layer is stronger than the bonding between the ink layer and the fabric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Tsai Hseih, Kuolih Tsai, Yi-Hung Chiao, Xiao-Ming He, Li Shu, Ramin Heydarpour, Alan Morgenthau
  • Patent number: 8241855
    Abstract: A method is described for the detection of 5-methylcytosine in genomic DNA samples. First, a genomic DNA from a DNA sample is chemically converted with a reagent, whereby 5-methylcytosine and cytosine react differently. Then the pretreated DNA is amplified with the use of a polymerase with primers of different sequence. In the next step, the amplified genomic DNA is hybridized to an oligonucleotide array and PCR products are obtained, which must be provided with a label. Alternatively, the PCR products can be extended in a primer extension reaction, wherein the extension products are also provided with a label. In the last step, the extended oligonucleotides are investigated for the presence of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Epigenomics AG
    Inventor: Kurt Berlin
  • Patent number: 8235645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carriage assembly having a housing, having a cam disc and having a carriage which is guided in a linearly movable fashion, with the cam disc and carriage being operatively connected to one another. In order to specify a carriage assembly which is of the smallest possible construction, the invention proposes that a cam disc is arranged orthogonally with respect to a rear side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Harald Garth
  • Patent number: 8228656
    Abstract: A device for protecting a radio frequency transmission line from transient voltages includes an inner conductor for transmitting electromagnetic signals of a desired frequency band and a grounded, coaxial outer conductor electrically insulated from the inner conductor. A conductive bus bar extends longitudinally within the outer conductor and is conductively connected thereto. A plurality of gas discharge tubes are directly mounted on the inner conductor along at least a portion of its length in spaced apart intervals. In addition, each of the plurality of gas discharge tubes is conductively connected to a flattened surface on the bus bar through a metal spring washer. In use, the plurality of gas discharge tubes operate in parallel with one another to discharge transient voltages carried by the inner conductor that exceed a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: George M. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 8215943
    Abstract: A heat-transfer label assembly and an apparatus for applying heat-transfer labels. In a preferred embodiment, the heat-transfer label assembly includes a support. A plurality of labels are positioned over the support for transfer from the support to an article, each of the labels including an ink design. A plurality of spacers are positioned over the support but not over the label, the spacers not being transferable with the labels from the support to an article. The distance from the top of the spacers to the support exceeds the distance from the top of the labels to the support so that, when the assembly is wound into a roll, the labels do not come into contact with the bottom surface of an underlying portion of the support. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus for applying heat-transfer labels includes a pad, a die-mark reduction device on the pad, a heated die positioned over the pad, and a motor for moving the heated die into and out of engagement with the die-mark reduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kuolih Tsai, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Yi-Hung Chiao, Alan Morgenthau, Roger Recupero, Julio Adalberto De La Cruz Escobar
  • Patent number: 8212676
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and method of manufacturing the same. In a preferred embodiment, the RFID tag includes a radio frequency (RF) inlay, the RF inlay including a carrier sheet, an antenna printed on the carrier sheet and a wireless communication device bonded to the antenna. The RFID tag also includes a plastic extrudate, the RF inlay being disposed within the extrudate so that the antenna and the wireless communication device are encapsulated on all sides within the extrudate. Optional metallic reflector and mounting adhesive layers may be laminated onto the underside of the extrudate. The present invention is also directed to an automated method for manufacturing the above RFID tag, such a method involving, in one embodiment, feeding a continuous supply of RF inlays into a cross-head extruder to yield a continuously extruded block and then cutting the block between successive antennae to yield a plurality of individual RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Cullen, Charles K. Herrmann, David J. Puleston
  • Patent number: 8192825
    Abstract: A low-melt plastic fastener. According to one embodiment, the low-melt plastic fastener is shaped to include a flexible filament having a first cross-bar at a first end, and a second cross-bar at a second end. The filament, the first cross-bar, and the second cross-bar may be formed from the same material and may be molded as a unitary structure. Preferably, the fastener is molded as part of a length of continuously connected ladder stock. The plastic fastener is preferably made from a formulation consisting of about 60-99%, by weight, of a low-melt polyurethane and 1-40%, by weight, of a styrene acrylonitrile. The formulation is selected so that the filament melts when heated for about 10 minutes at 130-180° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Shilale, Charles J. Burout, III
  • Patent number: 8187484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for etching a substrate (3) in an etching chamber (1) with a plasma ignited outside of the etching chamber (1). The process is characterized in that during the etching process at least temporarily at least one gas jet (10) is directed from the side to the radical stream (7) which is directed towards the substrate (3). Furthermore the invention relates to an etching chamber for etching of a substrate (3) with a substrate holder (2) and a plasma source (4) remote to the substrate holder (2), which is characterized in that between the substrate holder (2) and the plasma source (4) at least one nozzle (9) for lateral introduction of a gas jet (10) into the etching chamber (1) is provided. With this invention the distribution of the active species on the surface of a substrate can be easily influenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: PVA TePla AG
    Inventor: Jeff Alistair Hill
  • Patent number: 8182659
    Abstract: Electrochemical cell comprises, in one embodiment, a proton exchange membrane (PEM), an anode positioned along one face of the PEM, and a cathode positioned along the other face of the PEM. An electrically-conductive, compressible, spring-like, porous pad for defining a fluid cavity is placed in contact with the outer face of the cathode or the outer face of the anode. The porous pad comprises a particulate or mat of one or more doped- or reduced-valve metal oxides, which are bound together with one or more thermoplastic resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony B. LaConti, Larry L. Swette
  • Patent number: 8177364
    Abstract: Disclosed are an illumination device for an observation device comprising one, two or more observation beam paths with one respective beam of observation rays, especially for an ophthalamogic surgical microscope, and a corresponding observation device. Said illumination device is provided with at least one light source for generating at least one beam of observation rays in order to illuminate an object that is to be observed. According to one embodiment of the invention, at least two partial bundles of illumination rays are provided, each of which extends coaxial to a corresponding beam of observation rays, while the partial beams of illumination rays are embodied so as to form two or several illumination spots on the fundus of an object that is to be observed, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Peter Reimer, Heinz Abramowsky, Daniel Kolster, Fritz Straehle, Alfons Abele
  • Patent number: 8162107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a load suspension means for a lifting apparatus (11), which can be fitted on a lifting column (16) of the lifting apparatus (11) and has a transverse support (24) and at least one load suspension element (26) which is arranged thereon and is provided in a manner such that it can be displaced along the transverse support (24) for adjustment to a load suspension point on an object to be raised, wherein, for adjustment to the load suspension point, the at least one load suspension element (26) can be transferred by a pivoting movement, which is delimited by a lift-off safeguard (56), from and into a secured load suspension position without a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Gerhard Finkbeiner
  • Patent number: 8129107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for the bisulfite conversion of DNA. In certain time-temperature ranges the efficacy of the bisulfite conversion is clearly improved. By combination with denaturating solvents, new reaction conditions and new purification methods the efficacy can be further increased The converted DNA can subsequently be analysed by different methods. The present invention facilitates the analysis of cytosine methylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Epigenomics AG
    Inventors: Ina Fuhrmann, Matthias Ballhause
  • Patent number: 8109707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nut (10, 110, 210) having a nut body (11, 111, 211) and a cap (20, 120, 220, 320) held on the nut body (11, 111, 211), wherein there is/are provided on the outer surface of the nut body (11, 111, 211) an encircling recess (16, 216) or recesses (116) encircling in sections, in which an encircling prominence (23) provided on the inner surface of the cap (20, 120, 220 320) or respectively prominences (123, 330) encircling in sections engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Metallwarenfabrik Hermann Winker GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Alexander Winker
  • Patent number: 8110742
    Abstract: A temporary protective cover for an electrical box having an open front end. In some embodiments of the invention, the cover is constructed for attachment directly to a circular type electrical box and includes a circular plate of plastic having a pair of flexible wings for use in securing the cover to the electrical box and a pair of punch-outs for use in securing the cover to the electrical box. In some other embodiments of the invention the cover is constructed for attachment to a circular plaster ring which can be attached to a commercial type circular electrical box and include a pair of flexible wings for use in securing the cover to the plaster ring and a pair of punch-outs for use in securing the cover to the plaster ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Carlo Compagnone, Jr.
  • Patent number: D670035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Bernd S. Mieth, Dirk B. Mieth