Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Merchant & Gould P.C.
  • Patent number: 8342912
    Abstract: An abrasive water jet processing machine for jetting a fluid and performing a cutting includes a fluid supply device, an abrasive supply device, an injection pressure controller, wherein the abrasive supply device includes a reservoir hopper consisting of a pressure vessel for reserving the abrasive, an abrasive supply tube for communicating with the reservoir hopper and the nozzle, and an air purge device for supplying compressed air to the abrasive supply tube and the reservoir hopper; the injection pressure controller performs a two-stage control of controlling injection pressure in a piercing; and the air purge device includes a flow pressure controller for controlling flow pressure of compressed air passing through the abrasive supply tube, wherein the flow pressure controller controls the flow pressure in the piercing to be higher than that in the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sugino Machine Limited
    Inventors: Akihiro Funatsu, Takuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 8346045
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the splitter module through a front opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the splitter module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. The adapters mounted within the interior of the chassis are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a fiber optic splitter module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Zimmel, Trevor Smith, Ponharith Nhep
  • Patent number: 8346461
    Abstract: Method for controlling a start-up of an internal combustion engine, an actuation of the internal combustion engine being begun and maintained by an electric machine in order to set the internal combustion engine into independent motion, thereby characterized, in that the actuation of the internal combustion engine is concluded before an initial combustion in the internal combustion engine takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: David Moessner
  • Patent number: 8343245
    Abstract: Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is permanently mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. Also, the cartridge is non-circular and includes a radial seal thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Coulonvaux, Johan G. Dewit, Cary Donald Olson, Thomas G. Miller, Marty A. Barris, Wayne R. W. Bishop, Donald F. Engel, Steven Campbell, Johan Fobe
  • Patent number: 8338423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of specific types of compounds acting as pharmacological chaperones having a stabilizing activity on the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) enzyme for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) and phenylketonuria PKU) and diseases, disorders and conditions related thereto. Further, the present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds according to the present invention as well as to methods of treatment of HPA, in particular, PKU and diseases, disorders and conditions related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Universidad de Zaragoza
    Inventors: Ángel Pey Rodríguez, Aurora Martínez Ruiz, Javier Sancho Sanz, Nunilo Cremades Casasín, Adrián Velázquez Campoy, Ming Ying
  • Patent number: 8341667
    Abstract: Advertising driven switched digital video may be provided. A plurality of content streams may be transmitted. In response to determining that an available transmission bandwidth has increased, at least one new content stream may be provided according to a bandwidth-based priority list. In response to determining that the available transmission bandwidth has decreased, at least one content stream may be removed according to the bandwidth-based priority list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Philip Clifford Jacobs, Srinivas Gummadi, Benjamin Phillip Hollin, Jason Cade Osborne, Gary M. Springer
  • Patent number: 8340490
    Abstract: An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining open rearward cable connections and open forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. The adapters being arranged in arrays that slide independently of other adapter arrays to provide access to the open rearward and open forward cable connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Hutch Coburn, Chad Sjodin
  • Patent number: 8340491
    Abstract: A telecommunications module includes a main housing portion and a cover, the main housing portion defining a first sidewall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall, the cover defining a second sidewall when mounted on the main housing portion. An optical component located within the module receives an input signal from a signal input location of the housing and outputs an output signal toward a signal output location on the front wall. The telecommunications module is configured such that the signal input location can be selected to be either on the front wall or the rear wall of the main housing. The cover defines a protrusion extending from the second sidewall toward the main housing portion, the protrusion being selectively breakable to expose a recess on the front wall of the main housing portion that defines a signal input location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Zimmel
  • Patent number: 8339006
    Abstract: An electric generator rotor having one or more permanent magnets coupled thereon. The permanent magnets provide a constant magnetic field in the rotor at all times, therein minimizing the effect of rotor residual magnetism on the start-up characteristics of the electric generator. The type and placement of the one or more permanent magnets on the rotor and/or magnetic field confinement techniques may be utilized to control spatial distribution of magnetic field within the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: McMillan Electric Company
    Inventors: Vincent Hall, Stephen G. Crain
  • Patent number: 8336226
    Abstract: A process for removing water from solid material using liquid-solid extraction and liquid-liquid extraction. In most embodiments, multiple solvents are used to remove the water from the solids and obtain dry solids. Multiple solvents facilitate the removal of the water from the solids, by replacing the water with a solvent, replacing that solvent with a different solvent, and then eventually removing the second solvent from the solids. The process utilizes a lesser amount of thermal energy to dry the solids and separate the solvents than conventionally used in drying processes. The first solvent selected has a lower heat of vaporization, enthalphy of vaporization, boiling point, or other such physical property, than water. Each additional solvent can have a still lower heat of vaporization, enthalphy of vaporization, boiling point, or other such physical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: KFI Intellectual Properties, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wills, James Faulconbridge
  • Patent number: 8339294
    Abstract: A keyboard or keypad which can highlight symbols on the keys by illuminating them. The keys are backlit by two light sources, one visible and one ultraviolet, each of which illuminates multiple keys. One symbol on each key is designed to transmit the visible light, becoming highlighted when the visible light source is activated. A second symbol on each key is designed to fluoresce when illuminated by ultraviolet light, becoming highlighted when the ultraviolet light source is activated. If desired, both light sources can be activated, highlighting both symbols simultaneously. If desired, complementary light color and filter material may be used to reduce or eliminate transmission of light through the second symbol. A single pair of light sources may be used for the entire keyboard or the keyboard may be divided into segments with separate light sources for each segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Jason L. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8338450
    Abstract: The present invention is related to novel compounds of the general formula A, their tautomeric forms, their stereoisomers, their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, methods of making of the above compounds, and their use as Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) Inhibitors, which are useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases particularly Type II diabetes, other complications related to diabetes and other pathogenic conditions in which DPP IV enzyme is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lupin Limited
    Inventors: Sudershan Arora, Neelima Sinha, Prathap Nair, Sai Kumar Chakka, Anil Hajare, Azmi Reddy, Pravin Patil, Majid Sayyed, Rajender Kumar Kamboj, K. H. Sreedhara Swamy, Rajan Goel
  • Patent number: 8340841
    Abstract: A method for estimating an angle of attack and an angle of sideslip of an aircraft having a plurality of control surfaces each adjustable with respect to an associated reference surface. The method includes measuring quantities representative of the angle formed by each control surface with respect to the associated reference surface, and measuring an effective rolling speed, an effective pitching speed, and an effective yawing speed of the aircraft. A linearized model of a state observer is defined according to the following equations: { ? x .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Chiesa
  • Patent number: 8336733
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) includes a container (3) for the storage of a liquid, a gas cartridge receiving portion (5) for holding a gas cartridge (4) so that the contents of the container may be pressurized by gas in a gas cartridge, a dispensing arrangement for dispensing the liquid as a spray. The dispenser includes an activator (13) for moving a gas cartridge so that the gas cartridge is in position to pressurize the container, and an inhibitor (17) which inhibits movement of the dispensing arrangement. The activator is associated with the inhibitor so that movement of the inhibitor from the first to second inhibitor positions causes the activator to move the gas cartridge so that the gas cartridge is in position to pressurize the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shield Medicare Limited
    Inventors: Karen Laws, Duncan James Bradley, Nicholas John Campling, Tristian Roger Thornhill
  • Patent number: 8340245
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, containers, such as, for example, those used in transportation and shipping, can be inspected by using a CT X-ray scanning system with a large area detector plate. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention the detector plate can directly convert X-rays transmitted through the container into visible light, thus forming light patterns on the outer surface of the plates. The plates can then be analyzed using, for example, CCD or ICCD cameras and a data processor so as to form real-time 2D and/or 3D images of objects in the container. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention each such plate can comprise a coating of X-ray converting material such as, for example, a phosphor on a metallic plate. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention an exemplary scanning system can, for example, rotate a rotor having an X-ray source on one side of an axis of rotation, and a detector including such detector plates on the other side of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sentinel Scanning Corporation
    Inventors: Michel Herranz, Luis Roso Franco, Francisco Martin Labajos, Belen Curto
  • Patent number: 8337919
    Abstract: A treated paper product is provided according to the invention. The treated paper product comprises a result of applying a water based emulsion to a paper base sheet to provide an impregnated paper product, and drying the impregnated paper product to a water content of less than about 8 wt. % to provide the treated paper product. The water based emulsion includes a barrier and/or release forming component comprising at least one of stearylated melamine, polyethylene wax, paraffin wax, isoparaffin wax, microcrystalline wax, fluoropolymer wax, silicone wax, alkyl ketene materials, octyl succinic anhydride, Werner chrome complex, natural wax, and mixtures thereof. The water based emulsion can have a solids content of between about 2 wt. % and about 50 wt. % when it is applied to the paper base sheet. Methods for manufacturing and using the treated paper product, and a combination food and treated paper product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: John A. Theisen, Bruce C. Unruh, Susan L. Feit, David J. Langton, Michael A. Orlovsky, Mark J. Weber, John J. Blanz, Lisa R. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8336264
    Abstract: The present invention provides an installation structure of exterior wall decorative sheet (1) possible for easily installing a wall surface (W) of the exterior wall decorative sheet (1), preventing the exterior wall decorative sheet (1) from moving upwards. It includes a plurality of solar panels (3), which is an exterior wall decorative sheet (1), a lower runner (2) holding the plurality of solar panels (3) at a lower side thereof, and an upper runner (2) holding the plurality of solar panels (3) at an upper side. The upper runner (2) includes a fixed portion (21) fixed to the wall surface (W), a rotating portion (22) attaching a base side thereof vertically and rotatably to the fixed portion (21), and an upper engaging portion (23) provided in a tip side of the rotating portion (22), engaged with the solar panel (3) by rotating the rotating portion (22) downwards, and disengaged with the solar panel (3) by rotating the rotating portion (22) upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kikukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Sato, Koichi Okunogi, Masafumi Okawa
  • Patent number: 8336667
    Abstract: Apparatus deflates a tire following unauthorized access to a motor vehicle. In one embodiment, a self-damaging tire valve assembly is capable of being damaged to such a degree by damage inflicting apparatus in close proximity to the valve assembly that air escapes from the corresponding tire. An activation device housed within the damage inflicting apparatus, when activated, following unauthorized access of a motor vehicle is able to damage the body and grommet of the valve assembly without damaging the tire rim. In one embodiment, a processor transmits an activation signal to a wireless switch following reception of an unauthorized access signal when the motor vehicle is in an armed state. In one embodiment, a housing containing the tire deflating apparatus is in contact with the valve assembly, and the tire deflating apparatus is activated to cause the tire to be deflated following unauthorized access of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Dror Tzarum, Asher Tzarum
  • Patent number: 8337710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ozone oxidation accelerator containing a compound of which a 0.5% by mass aqueous solution at 25° C. has a dynamic surface tension at 100 msec of 70 mN/m or less and a dynamic surface tension at 30 sec of 55 to 67 mN/m, and an ozone oxidation accelerator composition containing the ozone oxidation accelerator. The present invention also relates to an ozone treatment method including a step of supplying ozone into water to be treated that contains a substance to be treated, in the presence of the ozone oxidation accelerator composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LION Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Takeuchi, Taku Ogura, Masaru Tamura
  • Patent number: 8337684
    Abstract: A method for operating an exhaust gas sensor, which has at least two electrodes, between which a pump current flows and between which a pump voltage occurs, said sensor being operated with a nominal operating temperature and a low temperature operation being intermittently provided at said sensor, wherein the temperature of the exhaust gas sensor is less with respect to the nominal operating temperature, and a device for carrying out the method are proposed. Provision is made according to the invention for the pump voltage to be acquired and for the low temperature operation to be influenced by the pump voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Baunach, Martin Buchholz, Anna Karoline Winkler, Jochen Domscheit, legal representative, Lothar Diehl