Patents Represented by Attorney Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
  • Patent number: 8015827
    Abstract: In an air mixing arrangement wherein a primary fluid is introduced through an opening in a wall to be mixed with a secondary fluid flowing along the wall surface, the opening is airfoil shaped with its leading edge being orientated at an attack angle with respect to the secondary fluid flow stream so as to thereby enhance the penetration and dispersion of the primary fluid stream into the secondary fluid stream. The airfoil shaped opening is selectively positioned such that its angle of attack provides the desired lift to optimize the mixing of the two streams for the particular application. In one embodiment, a collar is provided around the opening to prevent the secondary fluid from contacting the surface of the wall during certain conditions of operation. Multiple openings maybe used such as the combination of a larger airfoil shaped opening with a smaller airfoil shaped opened positioned downstream thereof, or a round shaped opening placed upstream of an airfoil shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio R. Bertolotti, David S. Liscinsky, Vincent C. Nardone, Daniel R. Sabatino, Michael K. Sahm, Bernd R. Noack
  • Patent number: 7984855
    Abstract: A TTR time of a reading apparatus can also be reduced by designing an apparatus to exhibit a certain timing relationship between a receipt of a trigger signal and/or more of image capture and decoding. An apparatus in one embodiment can be configured to continuously capture frames of image data prior to receipt of a trigger signal and can further be configured so that an output decoded message is decoded from a frame of image data having a capture initiation time of prior to the time of receipt of a trigger signal. An apparatus configured to output a decoded message from a frame of image data having a capture initiation time of prior to a time of receipt of a trigger signal can have a TTR time of less than a frame capture period of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 7976213
    Abstract: In an air mixing arrangement wherein a primary fluid is introduced through an opening in a wall to be mixed with a secondary fluid flowing along the wall surface, the opening is airfoil shaped with its leading edge being orientated at an attack angle with respect to the secondary fluid flow stream to enhance penetration and dispersion of the primary fluid stream into the secondary fluid stream. The airfoil shaped opening is selectively positioned such that its angle of attack provides the desired lift to optimize the mixing of the two streams for the particular application. Embodiments of the arrangement can comprise a collar around the openings, multiple openings that comprise a larger opening and a smaller opening positioned downstream, pairs of openings and associated collars symmetric relationship, and nozzles on the inner side of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio P. Bertolotti, David S. Liscinsky, Vincent C. Nardone, Michael K. Sahm, Bernd R. Noack, Daniel R. Sabatino
  • Patent number: 7967061
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of multi-channel heat exchange tubes extending between spaced inlet and outlet headers. Each heat exchange tube has a plurality of flow channels defining discrete flow paths extending longitudinally in parallel relationship from its inlet end to its outlet end. The inlet header has a channel for receiving a two-phase fluid from a fluid circuit and a chamber for collecting the fluid. The chamber has an inlet in flow communication with the channel and an outlet in flow communication with the plurality of fluid flow paths of the heat exchange tubes. The channel defines a relatively high turbulence flow passage that induces uniform mixing of the liquid phase refrigerant and the vapor phase fluid and reduces potential stratification of the vapor phase and the liquid phase within the fluid passing through the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Mikhail B. Gorbounov, Igor B. Vaisman, Parmesh Verma, Gary D. Winch, Joseph J. Sangiovanni
  • Patent number: 7965744
    Abstract: A transmission system includes a transmission apparatus and a receiving apparatus for repeatedly transmitting and receiving a frame with plural time slots at a constant frequency, in which digital audio data of plural channels and auxiliary data required to playback the digital audio data are transmitted using previously allocated time slots. A multiplexer is provided for multiplexing, assuming an area made up of previously allocated time slots that are included in respective frames amounting to a number of a multiple of n as block data when the predetermined encryption unit is n bytes. The digital audio data and the auxiliary data are allocated as the block data wherein the auxiliary data is allocated to the time slots that are located at the same positions of respective plural frames within the block data, and the digital audio data is allocated in the time slots that are located at the same position in the respective frames amounting to the number of a multiple of n in the block data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Ibaraki, Akihiro Yamamoto, Toshiaki Mori
  • Patent number: 7956888
    Abstract: Remote viewing devices and methods are provided to communicate audio information to and/or from a user of the remote viewing device. The audio information can serve an entertainment purpose, and/or can be instructional in order to provide training, guidance and/or feedback to the user prior to or during the inspection process. The audio information can be stored onto physical media such as a CD/DVD disk or a tape, or can be stored as data, such as MP3 data stored within memory accessible to the device. Outputted audio information can be generated by one or more speakers located within the body of the device or located within a headset having a wire line or wireless connection with the remote viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: GE Inspection Technologies, LP
    Inventor: Thomas W. Karpen
  • Patent number: 7954325
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine has a combustor module including an annular combustor having a liner assembly that defines an annular combustion chamber having a length, L. The liner assembly includes a radially inner liner, a radially outer liner that circumscribes the inner liner, and a bulkhead, having a height, H1, which extends between the respective forward ends of the inner liner and the outer liner. The combustor has an exit height, H3, at the respective aft ends of the inner liner and the outer liner interior. The annular combustor has a ratio H1/H3 having a value less than or equal to 1.7. The annular combustor may also have a ration L/H3 having a value less than or equal to 6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Burd, Albert K. Cheung, Dae K. Dempsey, James B. Hoke, Stephen K. Kramer, John T. Ols, Reid Dyer Curtis Smith, William A. Sowa
  • Patent number: 7954299
    Abstract: A method for securing a roof sheathing and shingles in a retrofitting reinforcement of an existing roof structure, the shingles being laid on the roof sheathing in a partially overlapping pattern, comprises (a) driving a plurality of fasteners down through selected shingles and the roof sheathing in a selected area of the roof structure into at least one of underlying roof frames; and (b) applying a water-resistant coating to the roof structure to seamlessly cover exposed surfaces with exposed ends and sides of all shingles in the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Building Performance Americas Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert E. Platts
  • Patent number: 7951327
    Abstract: A photocatalytic air purifier is disclosed. The photocatalytic purifier includes filter structures coated with a catalytic material such as titanium dioxide. One or more UV lamps are interposed between the filter structures. The catalytic layer reacts with airborne VOCs and bioaerosols when activated by the UV lamps to thereby oxidize the VOCs and destroy the bioaerosols. The photocatalytic air purifier does not need to be replaced or regenerated after a period of continuous usage. The photocatalytic purifier of the present invention substantially eliminates odors, VOCs, and bioaerosols from air directed through the fan coil. The photocatalytic air purifier includes a control system that optimizes operating costs. Because of these features, service, maintenance, and filter replacement are reduced to a minimum. At the same time, the well being of persons living in the space conditioned by the photocatalytic air purifier is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Reisfeld, Robert Hong Leung Chiang, Olivier Josserand, Kevin B. Dunshee, Thierry Jomard, Thomas E. Drago, Stephen O. Hay, Timothy N. Obee, Joseph J. Sangiovanni, Robert J. Hall, Allen Murray
  • Patent number: 7941920
    Abstract: An outer seal assembly of a turbine rotor stage is secured within a circumferential groove of the turbine casing in such a manner as to both fix the outer seal assembly in its installed position and also provide for sealing around its outer periphery so as to thereby prevent the leakage of cooling air therearound. A plurality of arcuate elements having an angle-shaped cross sectional profile are provided to interface between radially extending arms of the outer seal assembly and the inner surface of the casing, with a locking mechanism then being applied to secure the two structures in their installed positions. Each of the arcuate elements includes a radially extending panel, a plurality of forwardly extending hooks that are disposed within a groove in the casing, and a second forwardly extending flange that engages the rear surface of the outer seal assembly arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph J. Thompson, Susan M. Tholen
  • Patent number: 7942330
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image sensor is provided. An image sensor of the apparatus can include a two dimensional image sensor. A lens assembly can be provided in combination with an image sensor. In one aspect, an apparatus can attempt to decode a decodable symbol representation. In one aspect an apparatus can output a frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hawley, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Timothy P. Meier
  • Patent number: 7942001
    Abstract: A pair of organic Rankine cycle systems (20, 25) are combined and their respective organic working fluids are chosen such that the organic working fluid of the first organic Rankine cycle is condensed at a condensation temperature that is well above the boiling point of the organic working fluid of the second organic Rankine style system, and a single common heat exchanger (23) is used for both the condenser of the first organic Rankine cycle system and the evaporator of the second organic Rankine cycle system. A preferred organic working fluid of the first system is toluene and that of the second organic working fluid is R245fa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: UTC Power, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Radcliff, Bruce P. Biederman, Joost J. Brasz
  • Patent number: 7937962
    Abstract: A refrigerated transport system includes a prioritizing algorithm to limit the maximum amount of refrigerant flow available to at least one limited cooling compartment by holding a delta T (difference between the supply air temperature and return air temperature) instead of a setpoint temperature in the at least one limited cooling compartment when the available cooling capacity is insufficient to hold a substantially constant temperature in all compartments. A method for creating multiple refrigerated compartment spaces having precision temperature control includes the steps of: prioritizing the compartments by identifying at least one priority compartment to be held at a setpoint temperature; and limiting refrigerant flow to all but the priority compartment when there is insufficient cooling capacity to maintain all compartments at their respective setpoint temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Eliot W. Dudley, Gilbert B. Hofsdal
  • Patent number: 7935559
    Abstract: This method for producing a non-planar microelectronic component, especially a concave component, involves superposing a layer that contains an active flexible circuit above a cavity shaped according to the desired profile of said component, said cavity being formed in substrate; and applying a pressure difference either side of said layer thereby causing slumping of the flexible circuit into the cavity therefore causing the circuit to assume the shape of the cavity. Superposition of the flexible circuit and the cavity is realized by filling the cavity with a material capable of being selectively removed relative to the substrate and the flexible circuit; then fitting or forming the flexible circuit on the cavity thus filled; then forming at least one feedthrough to access the filled cavity; and by selectively etching the material that fills the cavity via at least one feedthrough in order to remove said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: BenoƮt Giffard, Yvon Cazaux, Norbert Moussy
  • Patent number: 7934660
    Abstract: There is provided in one embodiment a data collection system including a data collection terminal having an encoded information reader device and a computer spaced apart from the data collection terminal. The data collection terminal in one embodiment can be configured to be responsive to configuration data expressed in an extensible markup language. The computer in one embodiment can use an existing extensible markup language document to create a data entry screen to received desired parameter settings for the data collection terminal within data entry fields of the data entry screen. The computer can further combine the extensible markup language document with the desired parameter settings to create configuration data and can initiate a transfer of the configuration data to the data collection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Yeakley, Aldo M. Caballero
  • Patent number: 7931073
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a first header and a second header and a plurality of heat exchange tubes extending therebetween. Each heat exchange tube has an inlet end opening to one of the headers and an outlet opening to the other header. Each heat exchange tube has a plurality of channels extending longitudinally in parallel relationship from its inlet end to its outlet end, each channel defining a discrete refrigerant flow path. The inlet end of each of the plurality of heat exchange tubes is positioned with the inlet opening to the channels disposed in spaced relationship with and facing an opposite inside surface of the header thereby defining a relatively narrow gap between the inlet opening to the channels and the facing opposite inside surface of the header. The gap may function either as a primary expansion device or as a secondary expansion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Mikhail B. Gorbounov, Parmesh Verma, Michael F. Taras, Robert A. Chopko, Allen C. Kirkwood
  • Patent number: 7922088
    Abstract: There is described a system and method for automatically discriminating between different types of data with an image reader. In brief overview of one embodiment, the automatic discrimination feature of the present image reader allows a human operator to aim a hand-held image reader at a target that can contain a dataform and actuate the image reader. An autodiscrimination module in the image reader in one embodiment analyzes image data representative of the target and determines a type of data represented in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 7918037
    Abstract: A tape measure endpiece is disclosed that can hook the measuring blade onto the edge of an object to be measured. The hooking member of the endpiece is positioned to avoid impacting the performance of the measuring blade when not using the hooking member to make measurements (e.g., when making different types of measurements and when stored). In one embodiment, the endpiece comprises a tab extending below the plane of the measuring blade, an arm extending from the tab beyond the edge of the measuring blade, and a hooking member extending from the end of the arm. In other embodiments, the endpiece further comprises a support that extends above the plane of the measuring blade, with the arm extending from the support and supporting the hooking member. In some embodiments, the arm and hooking member are moveable to allow greater flexibility in making measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Nikolay Polkhovskiy
  • Patent number: 7918398
    Abstract: An indicia reading terminal can include a multiple setting imaging lens assembly and an image sensor having an image sensor array. In one embodiment, an indicia reading terminal in an active reading state can cycle through a set of different lens settings, expose pixels of an image sensor array during an exposure period when each new lens setting is achieved, and attempt to decode decodable indicia represented in frames of image data captured corresponding to each exposure period. In one embodiment, movement of an imaging lens assembly lens element can be provided with use of a hollow stepper motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianhua Li, Chen Feng, William H. Havens, Ynjiun Wang
  • Patent number: 7915051
    Abstract: According to the biosensor and the blood component analytical method of the present invention, in a biosensor that is made of a single layer or plural layers of a porous material as shown in FIG. 1, having a reagent holding part and utilizing chromatography, a cell shrinkage reagent is carried on at least part of the reagent holding part, or at least part of a chromatographically developed part that is upstream of the reagent holding part. According to the biosensor having the above-mentioned structure and the blood component analytical method, even when whole blood is a sample, a high-accuracy blood component analysis cart be performed easily and quickly with less cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mie Takahashi, Masataka Nadaoka, Hirotaka Tanaka, Fumihisa Kitawaki