Patents Represented by Attorney Maginot Moore & Beck
  • Patent number: 8347467
    Abstract: A casket arrangement includes a casket body, a first lid portion, and a second lid portion. The casket body is in the form of an open top box with a bottom, side walls or panels, and end walls or panels. The second lid portion includes a tab configured to fit under a top panel of the first lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald Davis, Chad L. Eversole, Gary L. Cox
  • Patent number: 8349242
    Abstract: A method of molding a flange uses a first tool element and a second opposing tool element. The first tool element defines a negative of at least a portion of a first side of a flange, and the second tool element defines a negative of at least a portion of the second side of the flange. The method includes providing a set of blocks for insertion into a plurality of recesses in the second tool element, the set of blocks insertable in a plurality of configurations, each configuration defining a negative of a set of retention features on the second side of the flange. The plurality of configurations define differing configurations of retention features on the second side. The method also includes inserting at least some blocks into the second tool element to form a selected one of the plurality of configurations, and performing injection molding using the first tool element and the second tool element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Chad L. Eversole, Gerald H. Davis
  • Patent number: 8348405
    Abstract: A molten ink supply for a solid ink printing machine includes a container for storing solid ink pellets and a withdrawal tube having an inlet end disposed within the container. A vacuum generator is disposed at the outlet end of the withdrawal tube operable to draw a vacuum within the tube. A feed conduit is connected to the outlet end for receiving solid ink pellets drawn therein by said vacuum generator and conveying the pellets to a melting station operable to melt the solid ink pellets. An assist tube is provided within the container with a discharge nozzle disposed within the withdrawal tube at the inlet end and operable to provide a flow of air into the withdrawal tube to agitate solid ink pellets and facilitate withdrawal of the pellets by the vacuum generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Eymard Smith, Michael Fredrick Leo, Patrick James Walker, Robert R. Tuchrelo
  • Patent number: 8348219
    Abstract: A machine with a holder for mounting a motor to the device, which may be a printer, includes a support structure, a motor including a drive shaft with a drive shaft axis aligned with an opening in the support structure, and a holder including a base portion positioned adjacent to the motor, a first spring tab integrally formed with the base portion and operably contacting the motor to bias the motor toward the support structure, and a first latch arm integrally formed with the base portion and coupled with the support structure, the first latch arm resiliently deformed by the support structure in a direction away from the drive shaft axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jamie Kelso, David Martenson
  • Patent number: 8348268
    Abstract: A new media path includes a flexible member that cooperates with a control point for smooth transitions of media sheets along the path. The media path includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end, the elongated member having a longitudinal axis and a cross-member axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the elongated member having a first surface that is non-linear in at least one of the longitudinal and cross-member axes, and a bevel on a second surface of the elongated member, the bevel being proximate to the first end of the elongated member at a predetermined distance from the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Thomas Urban, David B. Schaefer, Rob Huala
  • Patent number: 8352191
    Abstract: An arrangement for recording seismic events includes an electricity meter sensor circuit, a digital processing circuit, and an accelerometer operably connected to the digital processing circuit. The accelerometer is configured to provide signals representative of seismic information to the digital processing circuit. A memory is configured to store data records relating to at least some of the seismic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. McAhren
  • Patent number: 8350423
    Abstract: A cooling system is provided for an electric motor having control circuitry and including a motor housing surrounding the motor. The motor drives at least one radial fan at one end thereof for directing airflow through the motor housing across the motor. A fan housing encloses the cooling fan and defines a diverter chamber radially outboard of the fan that is sized to divert a portion of the airflow away from the electric motor. A control box contains the control circuitry and includes a base having a heat sink for contacting the control circuitry. The base defines a plenum in communication with the diverter chamber and a channel in communication with the plenum and the heat sink to direct the diverted airflow across the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Jose L. Vadillo, Raymond D. Heilman, Donald E. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8350879
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a media transport system configured to transport print media along a media path. A first print station is positioned along the media path that is configured to apply ink to a first side of the media. A first fixing assembly is positioned along the media path downstream from the first print station. A second print station is positioned along the media path downstream from the first fixing assembly that is configured to apply ink to a second side of the media. A second fixing assembly is positioned along the media path downstream from the second print station. A heater is positioned along the media path downstream from the second fixing assembly that is configured to heat the media to a gloss reducing temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James Rodney Larson, Jeffrey J. Folkins, Paul John McConville
  • Patent number: 8348230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solenoid valve having a valve cartridge, which includes a pole core, a valve insert connected to the pole core, an armature that is axially movably guided inside the valve insert and is coupled to a main closing element, and a valve body connected to the valve insert. The valve body forms a main valve with the main closing element and is disposed between at least one first flow opening and a second flow opening. The axial motion of the armature and of the main closing element opens the main valve against the force of a restoring spring, and the force of the restoring spring closes the main valve. According to the invention, the main closing element is designed as a sliding element axially movably guided inside an inner bore of the valve body. The sliding element and the armature are connected to each other and are pressure-compensated by a compensating port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Michl
  • Patent number: 8348406
    Abstract: A fluid ink delivery system includes a receptacle positioned proximate to a plurality of inkjet ejectors, and an ink supply in fluid communication with the receptacle. Ink held in the receptacle may be withdrawn under negative pressure by a pump in the ink supply. A flow restrictor in fluid communication with the pump limits the negative pressure level applied by the pump to be less than a pressure that draws air across a porous member in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Clark Park
  • Patent number: 8347412
    Abstract: A pair of athletic pants comprises a hip portion, and two leg portions extending from the hip portion. Each leg portion includes a knee portion configured to be worn over the knee of a human, the knee portion comprised of a first material. A slit is formed in each knee portion and a second material provided in each slit, wherein the second material has greater elasticity than the first material in at least two different directions. In at least one embodiment, each slit in the knee portion is in the shape of a lens. In at least one other embodiment, each slit in the knee portion is in the shape of a symmetric lens. In at least one embodiment, the athletic pants are baseball pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Clement
  • Patent number: 8342259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gearbox device, in particular, for a hammer drill or chisel, with a torque transmission mechanism, which has a first torque transmitting region for transmission of a torque to a first component and at least one second torque transmitting region for transmitting a torque to a second component. According to the invention, the first torque transmitting region and the second torque transmitting region at least partly have a corresponding partial contour for transmitting the torques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Ullrich, Tobias Herr
  • Patent number: 8346503
    Abstract: A method enables linear web velocities generated with reference to angular velocity signals generated by encoders at different rollers in a double reflex printing registration system to be equalized. The method includes identifying a low frequency component of a first linear velocity of a moving web, identifying a high frequency component of a second linear velocity of the moving web, and computing a linear velocity for the moving web at a roller in a print zone with reference to the identified high frequency component of the second linear velocity and the identified low frequency component of the first linear velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yongsoon Eun, Jeffrey J Folkins, Jess R Gentner
  • Patent number: 8341809
    Abstract: A zipper arrangement comprises a first side with a first plurality of zipper elements and a second side with a second plurality of zipper elements. A slider is moveably positioned on the first side and an insertion pin assembly is positioned on the second side. The insertion pin assembly includes a mouth defined between an inner jaw and an outer jaw and an insertion pin positioned within the mouth. The mouth is configured to receive the slider and the insertion pin is configured for insertion into the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonas K. Damon, Peter Michaelian, Gregory Daniel Louis Germe, Kajsa Cornelia Anna Maria Westman, Jinseok Hwang, Allison S. Conner
  • Patent number: 8343754
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices for performing PCR and monitoring the reaction of a sample comprising a nucleic acid and a fluorescent dye. Illustrative devices comprise a heat exchange component for heating and cooling the sample, a control device for repeatedly operating the heat exchange component to subject the sample to thermal cycling, an excitation source for optically exciting the sample to cause the sample to fluoresce, a photodetector for detecting temperature-dependent fluorescence levels from the sample, and a processor configured to record and process emissions from the fluorescent dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: University of Utah Research Foundation, BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Wittwer, Kirk M. Ririe, Randy P. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8339000
    Abstract: An electrical system for a vehicle comprises a battery including a positive terminal and a negative terminal, and an alternator. The alternator includes a metal housing with a rotor and a stator positioned within the housing. The alternator further includes an electronics package positioned on the alternator housing. The electronics package includes a regulator and a rectifier, the rectifier including a plurality of negative diodes and a plurality of positive diodes. The plurality of positive diodes are positioned on a first diode carrier that is electrically connected to the negative terminal of the battery. The plurality of positive diodes are positioned on a second diode carrier that is electrically connected to the positive terminal of the battery. The first diode carrier is separated from the housing by an electrical insulation member positioned between the first diode carrier and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 8336748
    Abstract: A device for driving a plurality of fasteners includes a driver assembly having a drive block, a flywheel and a driver mount. The driver mount is configured to move between a first position where the flywheel is removed from the drive block and a second position where the flywheel engages the drive block. The device also includes a work contact element configured to move between an extended position and a depressed position. A blocking arm is connected to the work contact element and configured to move with the work contact element. The blocking arm is positioned in a path of movement of the driver mount when the work contact element is in the extended position. The blocking arm is removed from the path of movement of the driver mount when the work contact element is in the depressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Eric E. Hlinka, Chia Sheng Liang, Chu Hsiang Tseng, Chin Lung Chang
  • Patent number: 8340831
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a system for non-intrusive load monitoring includes an output device, a data storage device including program instructions stored therein, a sensing device operably connected to a common source for a plurality of electrical devices, and an estimator operably connected to the output device, the data storage device, and the sensing device, the estimator configured to execute the program instructions to obtain data associated with a sensed state of the common source from the sensing device, obtain at least one model of each of the plurality of electrical devices, solve a Mixed Integer Programming problem for the at least one models over a fixed time horizon using the obtained data to determine a combination of operational stages of the plurality of electrical devices, and store operational data based on the solved Mixed Integer Programming problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Diego Benitez, Rui Huang
  • Patent number: 8336600
    Abstract: The casting device (1) comprises a die (3) consisting of two die halves (3a, 3b) forming in their interior a die cavity (4). In addition, the casting device (1) comprises connected to the die cavity (4) a casting chamber (6), the outlet (9) of which can be closed off at least partially by means of a closure member (18,26). At least the one die half (3a) is provided with a vent passage (13) for evacuating the die cavity (4) and/or the casting chamber (6). The vent passage (13) ports into the die parting (12) of the one die half (3a) such that it can be closed off by the other die half (3b) when locking the die (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fondarex SA
    Inventor: Konrad Baumgartner
  • Patent number: D673596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schultheiss, Christian Spielvogel