Patents Represented by Attorney Kusner & Jaffe
  • Patent number: 8349701
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a combination of a substrate (6) and a wafer (15), wherein the substrate (6) and the wafer (15) are arranged parallel to one another and bonded together with the aid of an adhesive layer (8) situated between the substrate (6) and the wafer (15), and wherein the adhesive is chosen such that its adhesive properties are neutralized or at least diminished when a predetermined temperature is exceeded. According to the invention, the adhesive layer (8) is only applied annularly between the substrate (6) and the wafer (15) in the edge region of the wafer (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Erich Thallner
  • Patent number: 8349272
    Abstract: An apparatus for decontaminating articles comprised of: a decontamination chamber; a conveyor for conveying articles to be decontaminated along a first path through the decontamination chamber; a vaporizing unit connected to the decontamination chamber, the vaporizing unit disposed above the decontamination chamber; a blower for conveying a carrier gas through the vaporizing unit and through the decontamination chamber; heating means for heating the carrier gas flowing through the vaporizing unit; a source of liquid hydrogen peroxide fluidly connected to the vaporizing unit; and an injection device for injecting liquid hydrogen peroxide into the vaporizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventor: Aaron L. Hill
  • Patent number: 8347445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a remote controlled robot for cleaning inner walls of a duct, more specifically, to a remote controlled robot comprising: a cart movable in the duct by remote control; at least one first link pivotally connected to the cart, which is relatively rotatable to the cart; a first driving unit to drive the first link to relatively rotate to the cart; at least one second link pivotally connected to the first link, which is relatively rotatable to the first link; a second driving unit to drive the second link to relatively rotate to the first link; and a cleaning means installed at the second link for separating dusts from the inner walls of the duct, thereby enabling to clean the upper inner-walls and the bottom inner-wall of the duct simultaneously, and to continuously proceed with the cleaning in case of the height change of the duct to reduce cleaning time thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: IBS Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung Wook Park
  • Patent number: 8340824
    Abstract: A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NeuCo, Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert James, John McDermott, Stephen Piche, Fred Pickard, Neel J. Parikh
  • Patent number: 8319161
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method and a device for uniformly heating a sample by microwave radiation. According to the invention, at least one stirring element is immersed at least partly in a sample to be heated, said stirring element comprising a magnetic or magnetisable material. A rotating or oscillating magnetic field interacting with said stirring element is generated in a cavity adapted to receive the sample to be heated in order to impart a rotational or translational movement to said stirring element. The rotational or translational movement of said stirring element is contactlessly detected while applying microwave radiation to said sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Anton Paar GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Zach, Rainer Zentner, Anton Ziegler, Heimo Kotzian
  • Patent number: 8316823
    Abstract: A control system for controlling the ignition of a plasma-jet spark plug provided in an internal combustion engine senses an operating condition of the internal combustion engine, and determines an ignition mode of the plasma-jet spark plug in accordance with the sensed operating condition. The control system performs an ignition control of breaking down the insulation across a spark discharge gap by applying a first electric power to the plasma-jet spark plug, and producing plasma in the vicinity of the spark discharge gap by applying a second electric power to the spark discharge gap in a state of dielectric breakdown. The control system performs this ignition control according to the ignition mode determined as mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Sato, Daisuke Nakano, Yuichi Yamada, Toru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8319111
    Abstract: A wiring board having a favorable electrical reliability and in which a crack is unlikely to occur at a connection interface of via conductors even though the number of via conductors in series, which constitutes the stacked via, becomes larger than that of a conventional wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Saiki, Mikiya Sakurai, Atsuhiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8316879
    Abstract: A method in which a pressure in an imaginary vacuum container is determined by calculation based on a gas flow rate difference between an estimated discharge gas amount determined from the actual opening degree of a vacuum valve provided on the discharge conduit of a vacuum container and an estimated inflow gas amount determined in the preceding operation period, an estimated inflow gas amount at the present time is determined based on a difference between the calculated pressure and a pressure measured in an actual vacuum container by a pressure meter, a set discharge gas amount is determined by adding, to the estimated inflow gas amount, a correction gas amount obtained based on a pressure deviation between a set pressure and the measured pressure, and the degree of opening of the vacuum valve is controlled such that a discharge gas amount reaches the set discharge gas amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Zosen Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Saito, Toshiro Saeki
  • Patent number: 8309212
    Abstract: An insulating block for lining an interior surface of a furnace wall. The block is comprised of at least two insulating module sections. Each module section is formed from two or more layers of a ceramic (material) blanket. The layers of the ceramic blanket are held together by one or more plastic fasteners, each plastic fastener comprised of an elongated fiber portion that is dimensioned to extend at least partially through at least two of the layers and enlarged end sections dimensioned to engage the layers. The layers of the blanket are held together side-by-side by the plastic fasteners. A support member has at least one anchor rod (tube) affixed thereto. The insulating module sections are mounted on the anchor rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: A.P. Green Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Vandura, Victor J. O'Block, Jenna Garr, Daryl Pickett
  • Patent number: 8299694
    Abstract: A spark plug with excellent vibration resistance performance and resistor load life-span characteristics, and a reduced diameter which is achieved by strengthening adhesion between a resistor and a conductive glass sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Tomoaki Kato, Tsutomu Shibata, Mamoru Musasa
  • Patent number: 8295953
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing the operation of a single or multiple power generating units using advanced optimization, modeling, and control techniques. In one embodiment, a plurality of component optimization systems for optimizing power generating unit components are sequentially coordinated to allow optimized values determined by a first component optimization system to be fed forward for use as an input value to a subsequent component optimization system. A unit optimization system may be provided to determine goals and constraints for the plurality of component optimization systems in accordance with economic data. In one embodiment of the invention, a multi-unit optimization system is provided to determine goals and constraints for component optimization systems of different power generating units. Both steady state and dynamic models are used for optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: NeuCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Piche
  • Patent number: 8293063
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a combination of a substrate and a wafer, wherein the substrate and the wafer are arranged parallel to one another and bonded together with the aid of an adhesive layer situated between the substrate and the wafer, and wherein the adhesive is chosen such that its adhesive properties are neutralized or at least diminished when a predetermined temperature is exceeded. According to the invention, the adhesive layer is only applied annularly between the substrate and the wafer in the edge region of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Erich Thallner
  • Patent number: 8293572
    Abstract: The injection molding system comprises a substrate, an inner cover, a molding tool, and a bottom plate. The substrate is used to locate at least one semiconductor device under molding and the inner cover with at least one first injection via, cavity and runner placed over the substrate. In addition, the molding tool includes at least one second injecting via aligned with the runner and the bottom plate is placed under the substrate. Furthermore, a filling material is filled into the cavity and runner of the inner cover during molding. In order to avoid overflowing the filling material, the system further comprises an O-ring placed between the molding tool and the inner cover. The inner radius of the O-ring corresponds with the inner radius of the injection via and is aligned with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: ADL Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Chuan Chen, Nan-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 8287816
    Abstract: A mobile device for transporting, tracking and processing medical instruments. The device comprises a cart including at least one receptacle for receiving an instrument container having instruments stored therein. The cart also includes plumbing for circulating processing fluids through the instrument container and a communications system for communicating tracking data associated with the instrument container and the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventor: Jude A. Kral
  • Patent number: 8276284
    Abstract: A tilt-sensing apparatus for sensing whether the tilt of an object exceeds a predetermined level, and to an automatic posture control apparatus using same. An amplifying lever moves along with a tilt lever which rotates in accordance with the level of fluid. in a balanced state, the end of the amplifying lever is spaced apart by a predetermined gap from a contact of a case. when the tilt of the object significantly exceeds a predetermined level, the case fixed at the object is tilted together with the object. the tilt lever in the case keeps the balanced state by the level of fluid, the tilt lever rotates in one direction relative to the case, and the rotational displacement of the tilt lever is amplified by the amplifying lever to enable contact sensors and contacts to be interconnected and turned to the ON state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Ik Hwan No
  • Patent number: 8277625
    Abstract: This invention provides a gas sensing device and gas sensor including a porous portion in which a first porous portion absorbs phosphorus and silicone sufficiently so as to suppress generation of clogging in a second porous portion meeting demands for intensifying the performance and accuracy of a gas sensor, so that the accuracy of detection of air-fuel ratio is further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki Mori, Masaki Mizutani, Nobuo Furuta, Yuuya Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8263380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant process for the production of truncated or mutated dextransucrases while conserving the enzymatic activity or their specificity in the synthesis of the ?-1,6 bonds. The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences of truncated or mutated dextransucrases, vectors containing the nucleic acid sequences and host cells transformed by sequences encoding truncated or mutated dextransucrases. In another aspect, the invention concerns a method for producing, in a recombinant manner, truncated or mutated dextransucrases which conserve their enzymatic activity or which conserve their specificity in the synthesis of ?-1,6 bonds and can produce, from saccharose, dextrans with high molar mass and modified rheological properties compared with the properties of dextran obtained with the native enzyme and isomalto-oligosaccharides with a controlled molar mass and dextrans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse
    Inventors: Pierre F. Monsan, Magali Remaud-Simeon, Gabrielle Potocki-Veronese, Claire Moulis
  • Patent number: 8261941
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid dispenser for dispensing a fluid from a container. A roller is dimensioned to engage and roll along a portion of the container when the roller moves in a first direction from a first container-engaging position to a second container-engaging position. A sensor for sensing an object in a predetermined area is disposed near the housing. A light source is operable to emit a beam of visible light therefrom. The beam of light intersects the predetermined area. A controller is programmed such that when the sensor senses an object in the predetermined area, the controller energizes the light source to illuminate a target location where the fluid from the container is to be dispensed and the controller causes the roller to move in the first direction from the first container-engaging position to the second container-engaging position, thereby dispensing the fluid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Ji Sung Woo, Chan Chung Yin, Liu Wan Bao, Kenneth L. Kramer, Lam Yau Ming, Peng Zhi Gang
  • Patent number: D667049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Baiksan OPC Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang Soon Park, Bum Jin Lee, Chang Rae Seong
  • Patent number: D674037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Tomohiko Sasaki, Yoshio Matsuzaki