Patents Represented by Attorney Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349916
    Abstract: The present invention provides an actinic energy radiation curable ink-jet ink exhibiting excellent ink storage stability, nozzle ink repellency, and ejection stability, and also exhibiting excellent curability, anti-abrasion properties, solvent resistance, flexibility, weather resistance, and substrate adhesion properties even under various ambience factors and irradiation conditions, as well as an ink-jet recording method and printed matter using the same. In an actinic energy radiation curable ink-jet ink containing a cationically polymerizable compound and a photo-cationic polymerization initiator, an actinic energy radiation curable ink-jet ink wherein a cationically polymerizable compound having a vinyl ether group as a reactive group is contained at 50.0% by mass or more and the halogen ion content is 1.0 ?g/g of the ink-100 ?g/g of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kouki Kawashima, Masaki Nakamura, Atsushi Nakajima, Yusuke Takaku
  • Patent number: 8349228
    Abstract: An optical film characterized by a high degree of flatness that can be used as a phase difference film of a liquid crystal display, and a method for manufacturing this optical film according to melt-casting film forming method. A melt including a cellulose resin is extruded onto a rotary support member 5 (cooling roll) from a flow casting die 4. A rotary pinch member 6 (touch roll) is energized to the rotary support member 5, and a nip is formed between them. When the melt is sandwiched and pressed by the nip, a die line and irregularity in thickness are removed. The linear pressure of the rotary pinch member 6 and the temperature of the melt immediately before the melt is sandwiched and pressed by the nip are set within a predetermined range, whereby effective correction of the film flatness is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kazama
  • Patent number: 8349317
    Abstract: Use of L-carnitine and/or one or more alkanoyl L-carnitines or one of their pharmaceutically acceptable salts for the preparation of a dietary supplement or medicament for the treatment of corneal diseases is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite SpA
    Inventors: Franco Gaetani, Janos Feher
  • Patent number: 8348040
    Abstract: A form-fitting freewheel coupling, which has a first and second clamping track with latching structures, a gap space between the clamping tracks, and a clamping ring arranged in the gap space. The clamping ring has clamping tongues facing toward the first clamping track and clamping tongues facing toward the second clamping track. A drag ring is arranged in the gap space. The drag ring is pivotable to a limited extent, relative to the clamping ring and is spring-loaded against one of the clamping tracks and interacts with the clamping ring in such a way that, in the event of a rotation of the first clamping track relative to the second clamping track in the freewheel direction, the clamping ring is lifted fully from one of the clamping tracks, while the clamping tongues, which face away from the clamping track, protrude into the latching structures of the opposite clamping track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tomas Smetana
  • Patent number: 8349532
    Abstract: Provided is a toner for an electrostatic charge image development having toner particles which contain: a binder resin; a colorant; and a compound represented by Formula (1) in an amount of 0.1 to 65 ppm based on the total weight of the toner particles: wherein R1 and R2 each respectively represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or an aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Natsuko Kusaka, Naohiro Hirose, Tatsuya Nagase, Hiroyuki Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 8347773
    Abstract: A thermal insulation jacket for a gun barrel, especially a cannon barrel, where the thermal insulation jacket includes a metal jacket that surrounds the gun barrel. In order to prevent uneven heating of the surface of the gun barrel within the thermal insulation jacket, an additional area that is especially effective at reflecting thermal radiation is provided on the inner surface of the metal jacket that lies opposite the underside of the gun barrel, so that when the gun barrel heats, the temperature differences between the upper side and the underside of the gun barrel are at least partially compensated. For this purpose, a reflective film is provided as the area that is a good reflector of thermal radiation. This reflective film is adhesively attached to the metal jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Schlenkert, Eckehard Bohnsack, Alexander Tekin
  • Patent number: 8348039
    Abstract: A clamping roller freewheel, which has an inner ring, an outer ring and clamping rollers arranged between the inner ring and outer ring. The clamping rollers interact, in each case, with one clamping ramp formed on the outer circumference of the inner ring. The clamping rollers are surrounded by an elastically expandable protective ring which is concentric with respect to the freewheel axis. Retaining lugs prevent the protective ring from being driven in rotation by the outer ring in idle running operation. In this way, the outer ring is prevented from grinding against the clamping rollers, and the clamping rollers are prevented from being driven in rotation, with the resulting wear to the clamping ramps, in idle running operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tomas Smetana
  • Patent number: 8350652
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating unit for a hydraulic directional control valve and a method for the assembly thereof. The actuating unit has a coil for generating a magnetic field, a yoke unit with a yoke and a yoke plate, and a pole core unit with a pole core and a housing for conducting a magnetic flux, and an armature unit which is arranged in the magnetic field of the coil and has an armature and a pressure pin as an actuator. The armature unit can be displaced in the direction of the longitudinal axis thereof in a first bearing point in the yoke unit and in a second bearing point in the pole core unit. At least one of the hearing points can be displaced in the radial direction during assembly of the actuating unit and can be fixed after a coaxial orientation of both bearing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Hoppe, Stefan Konias
  • Patent number: 8349260
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system for mitigating the deleterious effect on a gas-detection sensor of exposure to ozone, which system comprises a sensor capable of detecting one or more select gas species, the performance of which sensor is degraded by contact with ozone, and a scrubber capable of absorbing ozone or otherwise converting ozone to one or more other substances so as to mitigate degradation of the sensor's performance; and a method for mitigating such deleterious effect as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsensor Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Wohltjen
  • Patent number: 8342144
    Abstract: A motor control strategy for a hydraulic camshaft adjuster. The motor control strategy has a mechanical central lock which in turn has at least one rotor and one stator, between which hydraulically loadable chamber A and chambers B are provided. Locking pistons supported in an axially displaceable manner are provided in the rotor for the mechanical central lock. A hydraulic system and an electrically controllable solenoid valve are provided. The valve is powered in a controlled manner by a motor control device, which receives an “ignition off” signal; the motor being turned off, and at least one signal for current angular position of the camshaft adjuster, which compares the angular position to at least one zone definition stored in the motor control device, forms control commands from the same, and transmits said the control commands to the electric solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Busse, Lutz Witthoeft
  • Patent number: 8344100
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a peptide having anti-tumour activity and its related pharmaceutical compositions. In particular, the invention concerns a peptide with anti-tumour preventive and therapeutic activity, also in combination with other known anti-tumour compounds such as, for example, 5-fluorouracil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Universitá degli Studi di Siena
    Inventors: Pierpaolo Correale, Maria Grazia Cusi, Guido Francini, Giorgio Giorgi
  • Patent number: 8342751
    Abstract: The guide rail has a longitudinal groove arranged along its upper rail side and a cover strip which closes off the groove and bears flush against the plane of the upper rail side. The spacing between opposite groove walls of the groove is smaller than the leveled cover strip. In order to retain the cover strip, each of the groove walls are provided with an undercut and retaining strips provided at both longitudinal sides of the cover strip engage into the undercuts. The cover strip is plastically curved around an axis which is parallel to the guide rail, such that the curved cover strip is smaller than the spacing between the groove walls, and after being inserted into the longitudinal groove, the curved cover strip is leveled by means of plastic deformation, such that the retaining strips are displaced into the undercuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Sattler
  • Patent number: 8344569
    Abstract: A generator for a wind power has teeth which are surrounded by windings and separated by slots, and permanent magnets that form the poles of the exciter field. The ratio of the number of slots to the product of the numbers of poles and winding phases is fractional and >1. Alternatively or additionally, the front and/or rear edges of successive poles or groups of poles are oppositely inclined to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vensys Energy AG
    Inventor: Stephan Jöckel
  • Patent number: 8343376
    Abstract: A KNbO3—NaNbO3 piezoelectric porcelain composition which exhibits a larger piezoelectric constant than those of conventional ones and does not have any secondary phase transition point in the neighborhood of room temperature (10 to 40° C.), that is, a piezoelectric porcelain composition represented by the general formula: (1-y-z-w)(KxNa1-x)NbO3+yLiNbO3+zSrTiO3+wBiFeO3, wherein (KxNa1-x)NbO3 represents potassium sodium niobate; LiNbO3 represents lithium niobate; SrTiO3 represents strontium titanate; and BiFeO3 represents bismuth ferrate; with the proviso that 0.4<x<0.6, 0<y?0.1, 0<z<0.1, 0<w<0.09, and 0.03<y+z+w?0.12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shingo Uraki, Ryo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8343331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of correcting erroneous measurement results in a biosensor. The method includes the steps of: (a) applying a first voltage from a voltage generator 12 to a test strip 10 when a blood sample is applied on the test strip 10, and measuring an electric current generated from the test strip within one second of applying the first voltage by a microcontroller unit (MCU), and then calculating a hematocrit value of the blood sample using the measured electric current value! (b) applying a second voltage from the voltage generator to the test strip after calculating the hematocrit value of the blood sample, and measuring an electric current generated from the test strip within a predetermined time of applying the second voltage, and then calculating a glucose level using the measured electric current value; and (c) correcting the glucose level in (b) by using the calculated hematocrit value in (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Philosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 8342365
    Abstract: An automatic touch-free dispenser provides dose dispensing of a product from a pressurized can by sensing or detecting the presence of a user's hands, and an actuator assembly which tilts the nozzle on the can in response to such detection, to thereby dispense product from the can. The can may hold a healthcare product, such as a sanitizer, food product, or any other fluid product pressurized in a can. The actuator assembly includes a DC motor which drives a cam, which in turn pushes an actuator lever into the nozzle for a certain dispensing time. The number of doses, detection range, and motor speed, can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ultraclenz, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Snodgrass
  • Patent number: 8347389
    Abstract: A system for protecting devices operating on 64-bit editions of operating systems by retrieving the file path by which the process was run and not the actual file path from where the process is running and scanning this retrieved file path for viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd.
    Inventors: Abhijit P. Kulkarni, Prakash D. Jagdale
  • Patent number: D673493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Peter Lemke
  • Patent number: D673792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lipper International, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan R. Hertaus
  • Patent number: D674017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: J.S. Staedtler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhard Renner, Ulrich Schweig