Patents Represented by Attorney McCormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
  • Patent number: 8294316
    Abstract: An electrical power generation apparatus is embedded in a contra-rotating propulsion system that includes overlapping first and second shafts operatively connected for counter-rotation about a common axis. The electrical power generation apparatus includes a winding mounted to one of the shafts and a field array mounted to the other of the shafts adjacent to the winding. Relative rotation of the winding and the field array induces electrical current in the winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Blackwelder, John Timothy Alt, Steven Gagne, Daniel Kent Vetters
  • Patent number: 8292755
    Abstract: A golf club shaft is provided in which the flexural rigidity of the distal end portion can be improved with no change in flexural rigidity on the proximal end while the dispersion in the values of the flexural rigidity in the circumferential direction can be reduced without the use of a distal-end reinforcing layer that causes discontinuous points in the lengthwise direction in flexural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Fujikura Rubber Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Wakabayashi, Yoshihito Kogawa
  • Patent number: 8286563
    Abstract: A pallet comprises a plurality of side rails, each side rail including upper and lower runners; a multiplicity of boards, each board being adapted to extend between a runner of two of the rails; a spine member extending parallel to the rails, the spine member including upper and lower spine runners, each board including a spine engaging portion adapted for sliding engagement with a spine runner; and locking member adapted when locked to prevent sliding disengagement of the boards from the slide runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Eco-Block International Limited
    Inventor: Eng Choon Low
  • Patent number: 8287220
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing peel-off lids (28) out of lid rings with a peel-off foil (25) sealed on it, a part of the sealing surface (26) is bent up in the direction of the lid edge in order to tension the sealing surface with the peel-off foil. A clamping tool (30, 31) is provided in order to clamp the sealing surface with the peel-off foil and a pressing tool (35) in order to bend up the unclamped sealing surface section (26?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Marcel Oberholzer, Peter Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8287239
    Abstract: An annulus filler is provided for mounting to a rotor disc of a gas turbine engine and for bridging the gap between two adjacent blades attached to the rotor disc. The annulus filler defines an airflow surface for air being drawn through the engine. The annulus filler has one or more primary connectors for connecting the annulus filler to the rotor disc, and for resisting, in use, centrifugal forces on the annulus filler. Each primary connector allows rotation of the annulus filler around the center line of the engine relative to the rotor disc at that primary connector. The annulus filler also has a secondary connector for connecting the annulus filler to the rotor disc and for resisting, in use, motion of the annulus filler relative to the rotor disc in a first axial direction. The secondary connector allows rotation of the annulus filler around the center line of the engine relative to the rotor disc at the secondary connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Stephen Jonathan Dimelow
  • Patent number: 8282726
    Abstract: A modelling composition, in which there is no cracking likely to cause the modelling composition to disintegrate either during drying or during drying of the objects made from said composition, contains a compound made up of the components starch, an adhesive agent, common salt, water, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate, potassium hydrogen sulphate, liquid paraffin, propylene glycol and bittern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Trends2com BVBA
    Inventor: Hartwig Spreuwers
  • Patent number: 8283147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing pancreatin with reduced viral and microbial contamination, comprising the steps of (a) providing the pancreatin in solid form with a residual moisture of 0.5 weight % or less, down to almost zero, based on the pancreatin provided; (b) subjecting the pancreatin provided in step (a) to a heat treatment at a temperature of 84° C., preferably 80° C. and below; wherein, the biological activity of the pancreatin obtained in step (b) corresponds to at least 50% of the biological activity of the pancreatin provided in step (a); and the viral infectiousness of the pancreatin obtained in step (b) has been reduced by a factor of more than 1 log10 in comparison with the viral infectiousness of the pancreatin provided in step (a), as well as a pancreatin produced according to this method and its use for producing a medicine or a nutritional supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nordmark Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Kurfürst, Christian Rämsch, Thomas Schräder, Thomas Moest
  • Patent number: 8284856
    Abstract: A serial-parallel converter/encoder unit 11 inputs a transmission symbol data at a transmission symbol rate that is one-Nth of a base-point symbol rate. A precoder/collator 13 creates a transmission symbol waveform at the base-point symbol rate. The transmission symbol waveform becomes a transmission signal after passing through a roll-off filter 14 with a band corresponding to the base-point symbol rate and a modulator 15. A reception signal demodulated by a demodulator 33 is input to a fractionally-spaced equalizer 38 that operates at the base-point symbol rate and is forcibly equalized at the transmission symbol rate by using a reference signal. A level of a signal output from the fractionally-spaced equalizer 38 at the transmission symbol rate is determined by a level determining unit 39 and becomes a reception symbol data by a sawtooth-function output unit 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoichi Sato, Tetsuya Higuchi, Masahiro Murakawa
  • Patent number: 8278583
    Abstract: In order to evaluate the welding current for the resistance seam welding of an overlap seam of container bodies, a welding with changing welding current intensity is carried out for a container body of the production series, resulting in a changing welding of the seam, ranging from the welding with a too high temperature to the welding with a too low temperature. The electric energy for this welding is determined several times during this welding and/or the temperature of the weld seam is determined several times and the welding current intensity is determined at which the welding of the individual container body is too cold and the welding current intensity at which the welding is too hot. This determination is based on the determined electric energy values and/or on the determined temperature values and based on this determination a preferred range for the welding current intensity within these limits of too hot and too cold is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Willi Mueller, Daniel Dietrich
  • Patent number: 8276425
    Abstract: A ductmaking apparatus bends a metal web to form a duct blank having a lock seam with male and female portions. Prior to shearing off the duct blank, the apparatus bends the web to form a lock tab that secures the lock seam during subsequent handling of the duct blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Mestek Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Borwig, John Welty
  • Patent number: 8280783
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing multiple level text cloud navigation are described, where various categories are displayed in a first text cloud and, when a category is selected, a second text cloud is displayed having child nodes of the selected category and selected lower level nodes. The categories, child nodes, and selected other nodes are displayed using an importance identifier indicative of the number of results in that category or node, a relative importance thereof, a similarities metric, a recommendations metric, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Brownell, John D. Rodgers, Christel C. Berg
  • Patent number: 8272589
    Abstract: A blade assembly 1 has a body 2 having a top, closed end 3, a bottom end 4 formed with an opening 5 at its end, and an interior chamber 6. A blade 7 having two cutting edges 8, 9 is fixed to the body 2, and it may be insert molded. A motor shaft engagement sleeve 10 has an opening 11 adapted to engage a driven shaft (not shown) of a conventional food processor motor (not shown) in order to transmit torque therefrom in order to rotationally drive the blade 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: David J Wanat, Charles Z. Krasznai, Chi Tong Chan
  • Patent number: 8274365
    Abstract: An electronic access control and recording system includes a lock, a card reader, a key card configured to communicate with the lock and with the card reader, a database, and an administrator microprocessor configured to provide a user interface and to communicate with the database and with the card reader. At least one of the lock and the card contain a microprocessor and a non-volatile memory storing encrypted information. In use, the key card provides access to the lock and transfers the encrypted information between the lock and the database via the card reader and the administrator microprocessor. The administrator microprocessor provides a user interface for reviewing and administering the database. The user interface also provides account and password qualification for users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: James S. Piccirillo, Wayne J. Hooper, Christopher E. Lamourine, David A. Yudelson
  • Patent number: 8266801
    Abstract: A method of attaching particles to a substrate, comprising the steps: providing a substrate having a surface providing an interlayer on the surface which conforms to the surface of the substrate, forming a melt pool in the interlayer, depositing a material within the melt pool, allowing the material to solidify, applying a powder containing dispersed particles to the solidified material, and applying heat to attach the dispersed particles to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 8271234
    Abstract: A system for implementing a situational awareness includes a plurality of data gathering devices for observing the physical environment and transforming observations of physical phenomena into digital information; a plurality of field monitoring units with each of the plurality of units communicating with a corresponding plurality of data gathering devices to obtain data therefrom; and an aggregate monitoring unit communicating with each of the plurality of field monitoring units to monitor and control each of the plurality of field monitoring units and collect and store data from the plurality of data gathering devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: John Cunningham, Brett R. Hackleman
  • Patent number: 8267669
    Abstract: A magnetic induction pump for pumping molten metal. The pump includes a motor and a shaft operatively connected to the motor. The pump further includes at least one bipolar permanent magnet operatively connected to the shaft and a conduit for the passage of molten metal. The motor rotates the shaft and magnet about the conduit inducing eddy currents in the molten metal in the conduit which react with the moving magnetic field to produce force to pump the metal through the conduit with the metal coming into contact with only an interior surface of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation
    Inventor: Valery G. Kagan
  • Patent number: 8267892
    Abstract: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. The processing logic includes a primary microprocessor configured to execute one or more primary applications written in a first computer language; and a safety microprocessor configured to execute one or more safety applications written in a second computer language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Geoffrey P. Spencer, Robert J. Bryant
  • Patent number: D668114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Steven C. Cozzolino, James Andrew Sandor
  • Patent number: D668841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jaime D. McKinley
  • Patent number: D669185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Maquet Cardiopulmonary AG
    Inventor: Jürgen Reiner Schmid