Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Merchant & Gould P.C.
  • Patent number: 8348308
    Abstract: A high security locking system can be used in a conventional pivot door adapted for use with a latch and deadbolt lock combination. The high security system can be a multi-point lock, received in a recess formed in a locking edge side of a door stile, cooperating with a linkage or other mechanism in a conventional deadbolt/location. The lock can be actuated with a keyed cylinder and thumb turn combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Allen Rickenbaugh
  • Patent number: 8349044
    Abstract: A method of pulse cleaning filter media in panel, cylindrical, conical, or V-pack style filter in an opening of a tubesheet is provided. The method includes directing a fluid pulse at the filter media at an angle that is: (i) not normal to a plane of the opening of the tubesheet; and (ii) not in line with the general direction of the filtration flow through the filter media. An air cleaner is provided including a housing including a dirty air inlet, a clean air outlet, and an interior. A tubesheet is in the housing interior having a plurality of openings. In the plurality of openings of the tubesheet are mounted filters with filter media. There is a plurality of blow pipes, with each blow pipe being pointed to direct at a fluid pulse a respective one of the filters at an angle that is: (i) not normal to a plane of the opening in the tubesheet; and (ii) not in line with the general direction of filtration flow through the respective filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Raether
  • Patent number: 8347464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rib insert, a ginning rib and process for a ginning seed-cotton. The insert and ginning rib have an outer profile so that seed-cotton in contact therewith is urged away from the ginning zone formed between the ginning rib and saw. Advantages of the invention include increasing the rate of lint removal during ginning and increasing the long fiber length compared to conventional ginning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Bagshaw, Stuart Geoffrey Gordon
  • Patent number: 8343282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for photocatalytically treating stains of chilly and turmeric caused on kitchen tiles and platforms by coating a thin film of photocatalyst made of a semiconductor such as titanium dioxide uniformly dispersed in dilute silica sol thereon and using a light source such as a fluorescent lamp to irradiate and photoexcite the photo catalytic thin film by the small amount of UV radiation included in the fluorescent light, resulting in photo decomposition and auto-cleaning of the stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Pushpito K. Ghosh, Raksh V. Jasra, Dipak B. Shukla, Anjani K. Bhatt, Rajesh J. Tayade
  • Patent number: 8342684
    Abstract: A method or process for providing an anti-myopia lens or treatment for a patient's eye with progressive myopia, which involves (in one form) generating biometric data relating to the central and peripheral refractive errors of the eye, optionally together with data relating to the patient's visual or lifestyle needs and the patient's predisposition to progressive myopia. This data is input to a processor or algorithm that generates a basic lens design, a customised design or a program for reshaping the cornea of the eye. The selected modality is applied to the patient and its suitability is assessed with the result of the assessment feedback to the algorithm to generate a refined output design, which is applied to the patient. The process is repeated at intervals to check continued myopia progression and adjust the design of the selected modality after further measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Institute for Eye Research Limited
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Klaus Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 8344255
    Abstract: A multi-pair cable having a jacket, including a spacer integrally formed in the jacket. The spacer extends helically about the central axis of the cable. The spacer includes an inner projection that projects radially inward and an outer projection that projects radially outward from the main wall of the jacket. The jacket with the spacer reduces the occurrence of alien crosstalk between adjacent cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wiekhorst, Spring Stutzman
  • Patent number: 8344810
    Abstract: A CMOS amplifier with integrated tunable band-pass function, a tunable active resistor structure, a method of amplifying an input signal and a method of fabricating an amplifier. The tunable active resistor structure comprises two symmetrically cross-coupled transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Yong Lian, Libin Yao, Xiaoyuan Xu, Xiaodan Zou
  • Patent number: 8346849
    Abstract: A method and system for setting up and managing secure data/audio/video conferences with a wide range of topologies is described. The disclosed method and system allow extending the range of topologies possible with the H.323 conferencing standards while overcoming T.120 negotiating constraints. Security in such conferences may be based on a trusted node system or on more complex security procedures. Furthermore, the taught conference topologies fully utilize the T.120 standards while also permitting the reach of the conferences to the extent enabled by the H.323 standards by implementing additional modules to manage the setting up and tearing down of one or more conference connections. In addition, the method and system allow for dynamically adjusting conference connections to improve bandwidth usage and utilize H.323 support for gatekeepers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Claus T. Giloi, Markham Maclin, Max Morris
  • Patent number: 8342310
    Abstract: Conveyor system for the transportation of passengers (21)/goods (22) formed by a bearing structure (1a), a loading/unloading area (1b) and a traction equipment (4a, 19, 20), which also comprises mobile platforms (3, 6, 7, 8, 16, 26) dragged by the traction equipment (4a, 19, 20), for the reception and transport of passengers (21)/goods (22) from a loading area to an unloading area. The mobile platforms (3, 6, 7, 8, 16, 26) have side walls (25) to define a compartment and prevent passengers (21)/goods (22) from interfering with the guiding device (4b) thereof in a carryway, from a loading area (1b) to an unloading area (1b), and in a return way, from an unloading area (1b) to a loading area (1b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center, S.A., Thyssenkrupp Elevator (ES/PBB) GmbH
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Gonzalez Alemany, Enrique Gonzalez Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8343898
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method for lubricating conveyors using lubricant compositions with oil in water emulsions. The emulsion can be a lipophilic compound and an emulsifier. In an embodiment, the method includes applying a lubricant composition to the articulating chain and pin joint of the chain of a conveyor wherein the conveyor transports objects weighing more than about 15 kilograms, and the lubricant composition comprises an oil in water emulsion where at least one oil is not a silicone compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Oliver Ruhr, Jeffery S. Hutchison, Chad Aaron Thompson, Eric Daniel Morrison, Jason Gregory Lang, Scott P. Bennett, Kellen Wesley Chamblee
  • Patent number: 8346044
    Abstract: An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining rearward cable connections and forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. Openings permitting access to the rearward and forward cable connections of the adapters are provided. The chassis further including a removable rear chassis portion to provide access to cable routing areas within the chassis interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Hutch Coburn, Chad J. Sjodin
  • Patent number: 8344247
    Abstract: A cable management system includes a panel with a plurality of openings, each opening defining a similar configuration, each opening defining a first dimension and a second dimension, the first dimension being longer than the second dimension. A cable management structure is removably coupled to the panel, the cable management structure including a plurality of latching elements, each latching element defining a retaining portion received through each opening of the panel, each retaining portion having a first dimension that is smaller than or equal to the second dimension of the opening and a second dimension that is greater than the second dimension of the opening, wherein the cable management structure is coupled to the panel by inserting the retaining portion of each latching element through each opening and rotating the cable management structure in a first direction with respect to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Sayres
  • Patent number: 8341894
    Abstract: An enclosure is made out of transparent or translucent panes which form a chamber (1) through which a liquid flows in closed circuit and which interchanges energy with the inner and outer environments, a heat exchanger (2) in contact with the liquid, a circulation pump (3), and a hydrostatic pressure reducer device (4). The hydrostatic pressure reducer device allows the reduction of the thicknesses of the transparent panes which hold the liquid inside. The active character of the enclosure is due to its capacity of controlling the solar heat load and the illumination. The solar heat load is regulated through the heat exchanger. The illumination of the building is controlled through the adjustable transparency of the liquid. The described enclosure allows the creation of an isothermal envelope which allows the climatization of the building. The system can be used for active outer enclosures or for interior partitions for the climatization and luminic control, as well as for glass roofs or false ceilings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Hernández Ramos, Miguel Hermanns, Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo, César Javier Hernández Jiménez
  • Patent number: 8342452
    Abstract: A covering structural element is adapted to close an elongate gap provided on an aerodynamic surface of an aircraft. Such an element has a strip-shaped body made of metal material, including a fixing portion, adapted to be fixed along one of the longitudinal borders of the elongate gap; a sliding portion adapted to urge in a sliding manner on the other of the longitudinal borders of the strip-shaped gap; and a connection portion, connecting the sliding portion to the fixing portion, the thickness of which is so sized as to allow, in use, a controlled elastic bending of the structural covering element. The covering structural element has a profile so sized as to be tapered at the transition from the fixing portion to the connection portion and from the sliding portion to the connection portion, the covering structural element having a smooth surface on the side intended to face away from the elongate gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Candela, Giuseppe Migliozzi
  • Patent number: 8346667
    Abstract: A communications manager of an enterprise receives an add-conference request to host a conference by the enterprise from an organizer client, wherein the conference to enable an anonymous user that does not have enterprise credentials to join the conference. The communications manager sends an add-conference response to the organizer client indicating that the conference is organized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak P. Rao, Dhigha D. Sekaran, Vadim Eydelman
  • Patent number: 8342755
    Abstract: A connector and method for assembling a connector. The connector includes a ferrule that is retainably engaged within a hub. The connector further includes a rear housing and a front housing. The front housing is sized to receive and rotationally retain the hub. The front housing has a bore that receives and engages the exterior surface of a rear housing. The front and rear housing include engagement members that allow the rear housing to be retained within the front housing. A grip housing slideably mounts to the front housing. A boot mounts to the rear housing and terminates before the grip. An inner passage of the rear housing includes a flared passage adjacent to the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ponharith Nhep
  • Patent number: 8347356
    Abstract: A method is presented for selecting an HTTP authentication scheme at a client computer. A request message is sent from the client computer to a server computer to access information on the server computer. In response, the client computer receives a response message from the server computer. The response message includes an HTTP header that includes a first scheme identifier, indicating a first HTTP authentication scheme and a second scheme identifier, indicating a second HTTP authentication scheme. If the client computer does not support the second HTTP authentication scheme, the client computer uses the first HTTP authentication scheme when sending another HTTP message to the server computer. If the client computer supports the second HTTP authentication scheme, the client computer uses the second HTTP authentication scheme when sending another HTTP message to the server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Keith James, Jonathan Silvera
  • Patent number: D673693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson, Robert Joel Wolter
  • Patent number: D673694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D673695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson