Patents Represented by Law Firm McCormick, Paulding & Huber
  • Patent number: 8262616
    Abstract: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc at a terminus of the pump barrel. The locking disc includes a clearance hole for the plunger rod. The locking disc also includes at least one locking tab notch in close proximity with the locking tab. The locking tab is in moveable engagement with the locking tab notch, and the reservoir moves the locking tab from a locked position to an unlocked position when the plunger rod is inserted through clearance hole. The locking disc rotates upon torque being applied to the reservoir assembly, the locking disc rotating from a non-loaded position to a loaded position with respect to the plunger rod and a drive screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Brian D. Tracey
  • Patent number: 8262500
    Abstract: A golf club shaft formed by winding prepregs made of uncured thermosetting resin into a tapered shape and curing the prepregs thermally, the prepregs include a first woven fabric prepreg which is made of one of a triaxial woven fabric or a tetra-axial woven fabric that are impregnated with uncured thermosetting resin, and a second woven fabric prepreg which is made of one of a triaxial woven fabric or a tetra-axial woven fabric that are impregnated with uncured thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fujikura Rubber Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Nakamura, Masaki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8261478
    Abstract: A muzzle loading firearm has a barrel with a bore on a bore axis, and has a muzzle end and a breech end. A frame is connected to the barrel, and has a breech face. The frame moves between an open position in which the breech face is away from the breech end of the barrel, and a closed position in which the breech face abuts the breech end of the barrel. A breech plug is removably attached to the barrel, and is connected to the barrel by way of interrupted, or multistart threads, or locking lugs. The breech plug may have a rear face that abuts the breech face when the frame is closed, so that a primer contained in a primer pocket in the rear of the breech plug is fully supported on all sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventors: Mark C. Laney, Gene L. Garland
  • Patent number: 8257095
    Abstract: A connector having a plug connector and a receptacle connector, one of which includes a first fixed insulator, first contacts aligned in a first direction orthogonal to a connecting/disconnecting direction and each including a first resiliently deformable portion deformable in a second direction orthogonal to the connecting/disconnecting direction and the first direction, a first movable insulator supported by the first contacts, and partition walls on the first fixed insulator and/or the first movable insulator. The other of the plug connector and the receptacle connector includes a second fixed insulator, second contacts aligned in the first direction, each including a second resiliently deformable portion deformable in the first direction and contactable with one first contact, and a second movable insulator supported by the second contacts and engaged with the first movable insulator when the first and second contacts come in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Connector Products Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Akai, Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8256161
    Abstract: An automatic opening/closing apparatus for vehicle including a detected subject and a detection sensor for detecting rotation of an output shaft is downsized. A worm gear mechanism decelerating a rotation speed of an electric motor to output it from the output shaft is accommodated in a gear case, and a drum is fixed to a tip portion of the output shaft projecting from the gear case to the outside, whereby motive power of the output shaft is transmitted from this drum to a sliding door. A concave portion centering at an axial center and recessed in an axial direction is formed in a worm wheel constituting the worm gear mechanism, a magnet unit constituting a rotation sensor is disposed inside the concave portion of the worm wheel, and a magnetic sensor for detecting rotation of the magnet unit is fixed to an inner surface of the gear case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Nagai, Hiroki Kuroiwa, Takahisa Miura, Wataru Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Maruyama, Akihiro Kaihatsu
  • Patent number: 8256729
    Abstract: In a support for holding and positioning a utility load in space having a base (10) and an elongated supporting arm (12) which between its longitudinal ends is swingably supported on the base (10) for swinging moment about a vertical first axis (24) and about a horizontal second axis (30) which intersects the vertical first axis (24), the supporting arm (12) carrying on one side of the second axis the utility load and on the other side of the second axis carrying a counterweight compensating for the utility load, the utility load being arranged on a first connector arm (14) which is pivotally supported at one end of the supporting arm (12) for moment about a third axis (36), the counterweight (18) being arranged on a second connector arm which is swingably supported on the other end of the supporting arm (12) for movement about a fourth axis (38), the third and fourth axis being parallel to one another, the spacing (Ln) between the engagement point (N) of the utility load and the first connector arm (14) and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guido Koch, Reinhard Pfeuffer
  • Patent number: 8256224
    Abstract: A wall element for a combustion space, the wall element comprising a ceramic body, a support within the body, and attachment means extending from the support and protruding from the body for securing the ceramic body to a combustion space wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Ian Murray Garry, Michael Lawrence Carlisle, Daniel Clark, Carl Lee Barcock
  • Patent number: 8250732
    Abstract: A tubular elastomer actuator with a shape in a cross-sectional view which shape exposes at most one single axis of symmetry of a specific length, e.g., an oval shape. The actuator could be made from a sheet made from a plurality of plate shaped elements which are laminated together and rolled. Each plate shaped element may have a corrugation that gives the element an anisotropic structure, and contains an electrode on only one surface. The actuator displacement is the result of shrinkage displacement of the plate shaped elements upon the application of electrical field across their thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Mohamed Yahia Benslimane, Peter Gravesen
  • Patent number: 8251640
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a rotary component comprises an aerofoil member and a displacement apparatus on the aerofoil member for displacing a detached first portion of the aerofoil member in a rearward direction relative to a second portion of the aerofoil member. On failure of the aerofoil member, the displacement apparatus displaces the first portion from the second portion in the rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Peter Rowland Beckford, Daniel John Allan Swan, Caroline Halliday
  • Patent number: 8251393
    Abstract: Gentle and substantially linear vertical motion of a wheelchair foot support is expected to assist lower limb circulation for a user with limited leg mobility, reducing risks of clotting or blockage within peripheral blood vessels. Additionally, to whatever extent limb atrophy may be reduced by imposed motion, motion of the foot support may help in maintaining muscle mass and flexibility of ligaments. Accordingly, a circulation assisting wheelchair includes a foot support movably connected to the wheelchair frame by a movable foot support assembly. The movable foot support assembly is connected to a rear wheel of the wheelchair via a drive train, so that normal operation of the wheelchair drives substantially linear vertical oscillating motion of the foot support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bonnie Fremgen, LLC
    Inventors: Bonnie Fremgen, Troy E. Atkinson, John P. Sochocky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8251442
    Abstract: Two-way foldable outdoor chair selectively foldable from set-up position to a first flatly folded position or to a second bundled position may be prevented from being folded to the second position while at all times remaining foldable to the first position and may include an adjustable reclining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: GCI Outdoor, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Grace
  • Patent number: 8251758
    Abstract: An electrical contact having a conductor connecting portion and a contact portion at each end, respectively, includes contact leaves arranged side by side and connected together at common edges thereof via a resilient connecting portion; engaging grooves formed on the contact leaves, respectively, and extending toward the conductor connecting portion from a front end thereof; and a pair of beveled contact surfaces respectively formed on side edges of a pair of opposed inner surfaces of each engaging groove. The pair of beveled contact surfaces come into surface contact with a corresponding pair of beveled contact surfaces of the mating electrical contact when the engaging grooves of the electrical contact are engaged with corresponding engaging grooves of the mating electrical contact upon the electrical contact being connected to the mating electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Elco Corporation
    Inventor: Munenobu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8252064
    Abstract: Absorbable/disintegratable endourological stents, specifically endoureteral stents, and applicators for their introduction into the biological site, are formed from fiber-reinforced elastomeric films configured to prevent their migration from the application site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W. Shalaby, Kenneth W. Clinkscales
  • Patent number: 8249457
    Abstract: The invention presents a method and a device for bidirectional IR data transfer between a medical treatment table, particularly an operating table (10a to 10d), and an operator control device (12a to 12d) which are subscribers in the IR data transfer and which each comprise an IR transmitter and an IR receiver, where the data to be transferred by a subscriber (10a to 10d, 12a to 12d) are split into data blocks which are transmitted in succession, with a respective break being observed between the transmission of the individual data blocks, and where data from another subscriber are transmitted within the breaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Ruch, Thomas Biehl
  • Patent number: 8248222
    Abstract: An apparatus controller for prompting a rider to be positioned on a vehicle in such a manner as to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle. The apparatus has an input for receiving specification from the rider of a desired direction of travel, and indicating means for reflecting to the rider a propitious instantaneous body orientation to enhance stability in the face of lateral acceleration. The indicating may include a handlebar that is pivotable with respect to the vehicle and that is driven in response to vehicle turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Robert R. Ambrogi, James J. Dattolo, Robert J. Duggan, J. Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, Matthew M. McCambridge, John B. Morrell, Michael D. Piedmonte, Richard J. Rosasco
  • Patent number: 8242343
    Abstract: A mount for mounting and affixing an object to a supporting structure, for example, a drum to a drum stand. The mount includes a hanger plate that mounts to the drum and a bracket that mounts to the drum stand. The hanger plate has a downwardly depending L-shaped flange that is received by a cavity in the bracket. Once inserted into the cavity, the weight of the drum translates through the flange to form a locking engagement of the drum to the drum stand such that the drum is supported substantially adjacent to the drum stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Noble & Cooley
    Inventors: Nicholas Pierce Jones, Jonathan Ralph Jones
  • Patent number: 8242175
    Abstract: New histone deacetylase inhibitors according to the general formula (I) wherein: Q is a bond, CH2, CH—NR3R4, NR5 or oxygen, X is CH or nitrogen, Y is a bond, CH2, oxygen or NR6, Z is CH or nitrogen, R1, R2 are, independently, hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 haloalkyl, R11, R12 are, independently, hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl, and R3, R4, R5 and R6 are as further defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: DAC S.R.L.
    Inventors: Antonello Mai, Saverio Minucci, Florian Thaler, Gilles Pain, Andrea Colombo, Stefania Gagliardi, Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Marco Ballarini, Gaetano Gargiulo, Silvio Massa
  • Patent number: 8242721
    Abstract: This invention provides an advanced position and velocity estimation scheme used in a position-sensorless control system for synchronous operation of an electric motor. The system includes an electric motor having a stator and a rotor; an inverter for powering the electric motor; and a controller for controlling the inverter. The controller utilizes a control system comprising a rotor angle and angular velocity estimation block; an estimated angle error detector block; a field-weakening block; and a torque-to-current converter block, all of which operate to generate control commands for operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: R&D Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Hyeck Kwon, Edward A. Clark, Giridhari L. Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8243552
    Abstract: An ultrasound emission deratization device is described, comprising generation means (A, B, D) of a first ultrasound frequency (P1) and a second ultrasound frequency (P2) which are alternated, with a predetermined mean emission time for each of the two, and randomly variable time range pauses between a minimum and a maximum between one and the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hi. Tech Innovation S.R.L.
    Inventors: Carlo Amendola, Giovanni Zacco, Gianfranco Cocozza
  • Patent number: 8240063
    Abstract: Fluid is removed from the cleaning element of such as a sponge mop or string mop by inflating a bladder or like expansible member which is positioned in an enclosure adjacent the cleaning element, causing the expansible member to expand into contact with the cleaning element, thereby compressing the cleaning element for squeezing fluid therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: David Brian Grimes