Patents Represented by Attorney Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
  • Patent number: 8348984
    Abstract: The invention concerns a clamp, especially a surgical clamp, with a left clamp half to receive a left half of a breastbone during a surgical procedure, a right clamp half to receive a right half of the breastbone, as well as a first toothed rod and a detent mechanism engaging in the first toothed rod to secure the left clamp half at a distance from the right clamp half, wherein the detent mechanism engaging in the first toothed rod has a detent region extending at least from the left clamp half to the right clamp half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Max Hauster S├╝eddeutsche Chirurgiemechanik GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Rehm
  • Patent number: 8344655
    Abstract: A combined power and data track lighting system includes an elongated track, having a number of longitudinal guide ways for carrying electrically isolated power and data conductors arranged within at least some or the guide ways. An adapter applies power to the power conductors, and another adapter applies control data to the data conductors. An LED luminaire contains LEDs, each of which can generate a discrete color. A data converter converts data on the data lines to control the currents in the individual LEDs to create a desired composite color. Quartz luminaire, Metal-Halide luminaire, Digital Light Processor (DLP) automated computer luminaire, and DMX controlled devices can be supported and controlled through the track, that can be supported on trusses. The main control data is Remote Device Management (RDM) supplied applied to the data conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Altman Stage Lighting Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Luk, Dean J. Reiter, John T. Ryan, Michael J. Tucker, Gary R. Leonard
  • Patent number: 8330031
    Abstract: A high hat tambourine assembly includes a circular frame and a hub coextensive with the frame axis and has an elongate axial channel dimensioned to receive a rod of a high hat for free relative slidable movements. Quick-release arms are mounted on the hub and normally biased to provide an opening that is smaller than axial channel and having manually engageable gripping members that frictionally engage the rod with a force sufficient to normally secure said hub to the rod. The arms can be manually gripped by the hand of the user and actuated to separate the gripping members to enlarge the normally restricted opening to allow the rod to freely pass. A plurality of jingles are secured to the frame. The high hat tambourine assembly can be quickly and conveniently mounted on or released from the rod with one hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Richard L. Taninbaum
  • Patent number: 8331247
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for code channel allocation and related multiuser detection in a wireless communication system. The method for code channel allocation includes: establishing a relation between at least one channel estimation window and a channelization code, wherein the at least one channel estimation window corresponding to the channelization code includes the channel estimation windows corresponding to all the spread spectrum code branches of a node in which the channelization code exists; and performing code channel allocation according to the relation established. In the method for code channel allocation of the invention, there exists a one-to-many relation between the channelization code/channelization code number established and the at least one channel estimation window. Therefore, during the multiuser detection, the channelization code/channelization code number determined via the at least one channel estimation window activated is unique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Shanghai Ultimate Power Communications Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Li, Guiliang Yang, Shaoli Kang
  • Patent number: 8328111
    Abstract: The invention concerns a roadway system, the system for use with model vehicles with an energy-independent propulsion as well as a steering axle, which follow a driving wire laid directly beneath the roadway by means of a magnet, wherein the roadway system comprises individual, generally two-dimensional (meaning generally long and thin in cross section) roadway segments each having multiple respective connection edges and at least one groove on their roadway side with a diameter to accommodate the driving wire. The roadway system comprises straight, curved, flexible, and special-type roadway segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Gebr. Faller GmbH
    Inventors: Hendrik Mielke, Gerhard Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 8322371
    Abstract: A ball seat valve, use thereof, and method for controlling a valve assembly comprising a ball seat valve, wherein the valve body has a chamber and a plurality of inlet openings in the chamber. The inlet openings together have an inflow area leading into the chamber through which a medium can flow, and wherein the medium flows through said openings simultaneously as these are connected to one another in parallel. The valve has a seat with an outlet opening leading out of the chamber through the valve body, and wherein the outlet opening has an outflow area leading out of the chamber through which the medium can flow. Additionally, the valve has a ball which is situated in the chamber so as to be displaceable to open up or block the outlet opening. It is advantageous that the plurality of inlet openings comprise more than 10, especially more than 50, individual such inlet openings, resulting in a decrease in pressure between the inflowing medium outside and that inside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kendrion (Villingen) GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Strobel, Florian Schulz
  • Patent number: 8316715
    Abstract: The invention is a vibration sensor with a carrying element capable of being set into vibration; a conversion device having a field coil to set and/or tap the carrying element into vibration; an anchor mounted in the field coil; and, a vibration element to transmit the vibrations from the carrying element into/from a surrounding space. The anchor is designed as two parts, having a permanent magnet and a coil core connected to the field coil, with an air gap arranged therebetween and lying in the area of the axial extension of the field coil. The permanent magnet is connected to the carrying element to transmit vibrations; and, the field coil and the permanent magnet are arranged to interact in such a way that any vibration of the permanent magnet induces current flow in the field coil and/or induces vibration of the permanent magnet in the field coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Joern Jacob, Holger Gruhler, Josef Fehrenbach, Martin Mellert, Frank Becherer
  • Patent number: 8316894
    Abstract: An adjustable knitting and weaving hand loom includes differently shaped elongate sections. Tabs and channels connect the sections to form a closed frame by connecting adjoining sections in end-to-end abutment. The tabs and mating channels form sliding joints between adjoining sections. Each of the sections is provided with a series of substantially uniformly spaced holes or bores. End-most holes through the tabs and the channels are aligned when the axial tabs are fully slidably mated within associated axial channels. Pegs are dimensioned to be received both within aligned end-most holes at each slip joint and intermediate holes. The pegs are inserted into aligned end-most bores or holes function both to secure yarn during knitting and to lock the axial tabs from inadvertently separating from mating axial channels by movements along the direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Rene Schaub
  • Patent number: 8303996
    Abstract: A barium sulfate-based powder is produced by bringing barium ions (A) into contact with sulfate ions (B) in the presence of one or more metallic ion species (C) selected from the group consisting of lithium ions, sodium ions, potassium ions, magnesium ions, calcium ions, zinc ions, and aluminum ions. Thus, barium sulfate-based powders having various characteristics and thus satisfying functional requirements for cosmetics can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Katsuki Ogawa, Sadaki Takata, Mitsuhiro Denda
  • Patent number: 8307285
    Abstract: The present invention comprises recording an audio file that is representative of a particular horn. Each audio file is stored in a memory that can be integrated within a single device together with a keypad, a display, a power source, and/or a data port. The device is accessed by the system user through a keypad. A display indicates to the user a set of choices from among the different audio files that can be accessed, and the user makes a choice. Entering of a request command to play the selected audio file causes the file to be played through one or more speakers, head phones, or store audio system. The system can also be linked to a printer that can print a receipt or a ticket corresponding to the selected horn type. The device can comprise a volume control; and, power to the system can be supplied by battery, AC, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wolo Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Stanley Solow
  • Patent number: 8298557
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a cleansing cosmetic composition that quickly removes makeup from the skin, is easily applicable onto the skin without dripping from the hand or running on the face during application, and can freshen the skin because of being washed off thoroughly. The present invention provides a cleansing cosmetic composition comprising (1) 1 to 15% by mass of silicone oil, (2) 1 to 15% by mass of volatile hydrocarbon oil, (3) 5 to 20% by mass of dihydric glycol, (4) 5 to 40% by mass of polyoxyethylene glyceryl fatty acid ester, and (5) 15 to 88% by mass of water, wherein the weight ratio between the silicone oil (1) and the volatile hydrocarbon oil (2) ((1)/(2)) falls within the range of 0.3 to 3 and the composition has a viscosity of 100 to 500 mPas at 25┬░ C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 8299655
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for receiving and converting incident radiation into DC current. The method begins with selection of an antenna having a terminal tip with a sharp edge. The antenna is layered with a substrate and a first coating. A first electrode and a metallic/mCNT antenna are layered on the first coating, and a plasmonic layer is then added. A gap is formed which is bounded on one side by the terminal ends of the plasmonic layer and the first coating, and a second electrode and a second coating on the other. The second electrode is layered upon the second coating which is layered upon the substrate. A set of AC currents is induced along the length of the antenna. The method then calculates whether or not the induced AC currents are large enough to create voltages for field emission. If the voltages are large enough, then a forward bias and a reverse bias are initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Scitech Associates Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Cutler
  • Patent number: 8293220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair cosmetic composition contains (A) a di-long-chain cationic surfactant represented by formula (1); (B) an ethylene oxide adduct of 1,2-alkanediol represented by formula (2) and/or an N-acyl-N-methylmonoethanolamide represented by formula (3); and (C) a hydrophobicized alkyl cellulose represented by formula (4) and/or a cationic polymer represented by formula (5), and (D) water (chemical formulas not shown). The hair cosmetic composition has remarkably high safety and excellent stability. In addition, the composition exhibits excellent spreadability over hair upon application thereof and can finish hair with suppleness and less stickiness. Also, even when the composition has a low base material content, a lamellar liquid crystal structure can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8291794
    Abstract: A compact readily pocket stowable ergonomic grip rescue tool includes pivotally fully opened handles in an obtuse angle disposition with one handle separately gripped with hand and thumb conforming functionality. A leverage force is transmitted from the gripped handle through force bearing surfaces to the oppositely disposed handle having an outwardly disposed generally sinusoidal surface and juxtaposed hook end which engage a seized fire hose coupling. A resultant high torque force is generated by the compact pocket stowable tool to readily uncouple seized fire hose coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Channellock, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry C. Farrell
  • Patent number: 8292457
    Abstract: The invention is a lamp consisting of a housing frame formed of four interconnected profile strips; a translucent pane made of glass or synthetic set into one housing side; a bottom plate set into the opposite side; as well as an illuminant, arranged in the housing, with the profile strips having on the exterior side of the housing border strips for attachment purposes and, on the interior side, backing strips to support and attach the pane or, respectively, the bottom plate, that are designed identically and arranged in mirror-symmetric fashion; with, moreover, the pane being connected to the profile strips of the housing frame by means of contact-pressure strips screwed together with the backing strips, and the attachment screws for the contact-pressure strips being screwed into threaded bore holes running vertically to the strip surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephen Schenk, Reinhard Binder, Volker Weinmann
  • Patent number: 8282650
    Abstract: The invention is a surgical instrument for measuring an intervertebral space. On the distal end of a handle of the instrument there are at least two measurement plates, whereby an interval between the measurement plates, and an angle enclosed by the measurement plates, are adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Helmut Weber
  • Patent number: D667804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Binder GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Michael Binder, Andreas Stoerk, Holger von Both, Hartmut Winkler
  • Patent number: D667823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hybrid Skillz Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Merenda
  • Patent number: D672625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond J. Serret
  • Pen
    Patent number: D673610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Takanashi