Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Merchant & Gould P.C.
  • Patent number: 8334038
    Abstract: A release liner is provided according to the present invention. The release liner includes a clay coated paper substrate having a first surface and a second surface, a silicone coating provided on one of the first surface or the second surface of the clay coated paper substrate, and a friction coating provided on the other of the first surface of the second surface of the clay coated paper substrate. The clay coated paper substrate includes a paper base sheet having a first side, a second side, and a basis weight of about 50 lb/3,000 ft2 to about 100 lb/3,000 ft2, and a clay coating on each of the paper base sheet first side and second side at a weight of about 0.75 lb/3,000 ft2 to about 10 lb/3,000 ft2 per side. Laminates including a release liner and an adhesive backed article are described, and additionally described are methods for manufacturing and using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Wozniak, Dana R. Morton, John Engel
  • Patent number: 8335992
    Abstract: This disclosure describes improved systems and methods for visualizing the application of changes to respiratory settings in a ventilatory system. Specifically, the present disclosure provides for a setup animation window that may be easily accessed from a setup icon, for example, and also provides for a settings animation window that may be easily accessed from any number of displayed ventilatory settings. In fact, the setup animation window may be directly accessed by touching, clicking, or otherwise selecting the setup icon and may expand from the setup icon to display any number of settings access elements. Alternatively, the settings animation window may be directly accessed by touching, clicking, or otherwise selecting any one of the displayed ventilatory settings and may expand from the displayed ventilatory settings to provide corresponding settings access elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: John P. Skidmore, Olen D. Porter, Marc E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8333179
    Abstract: The invention deals with a method for operating an internal combustion engine with engine oil as the lubricant, wherein a fuel mass flow outgassing from the engine oil is ascertained and is taken into account via a map-based pilot control during the metering of a quantity of fuel supplied to the internal combustion engine and wherein a fuel/air ratio supplied to the internal combustion engine is determined. Provision is made in the method according to the invention for a mass flow offset determined from the deviation of the fuel/air ratio supplied to the internal combustion engine from a nominal value to be taken into account when the metering of the quantity of fuel supplied to the internal combustion engine occurs during an effective duration of the map-based pilot control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Mallebrein, Federico Buganza, Carlos Koster, Kai Jakobs, Juergen Pfeiffer, Emilie Hincker-Piocelle, Pierre-Yves Crepin
  • Patent number: 8333519
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for facilitating installing a fiber optic connector at the end of a fiber optic cable. One aspect of the disclosure involves splicing a first fiber optic cable to a second fiber optic cable. The second fiber optic cable may be pre-connectorized. In certain embodiments, a plurality of splice enclosure components are positioned to form a splice enclosure that encloses the portion of an optical fiber of the first cable that is spliced to an optical fiber of the second cable. The splice enclosure protects the optical fibers at the site of the splice and securely holds the strength members of the fiber optic cables. Furthermore, splice enclosure components are positioned to form a cable enclosure that encloses the splice enclosure and exposed portions of the fiber optic cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Marcouiller, Tim Redmann
  • Patent number: 8333217
    Abstract: A bleed valve assembly includes a control assembly having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The control assembly defines a fluid passageway in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. An electromechanical valve is engaged with the control assembly. The electromechanical valve provides selective fluid communication between the passageway and the fluid outlet. A fluid sensor is in fluid communication with the passageway. The fluid sensor includes a sensing tip and is in electrical communication with the electromechanical valve. A valve is disposed in the passageway of the control assembly. The valve prevents fluid communication of non-gaseous fluid between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Scott Raper, Phillip Wayne Galloway
  • Patent number: 8334121
    Abstract: The assemblies of the invention can comprise a fine fiber layer forming a multilamellar web or matrix, having dispersed within the fine fiber layer a bioactive particulate material, including cells, enzymes or microorganisms. Fluid that flows through the assemblies of the invention can have any material dispersed or dissolved in the fluid react with, be absorbed by, or adsorbed onto, the bioactive particulate within the nanofiber layer. The assemblies of the invention can be used to treat or purify fluid streams. The assemblies of the invention can be used in conjunction with a bioreactor system, a bioartificial organ, or a culture container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin S. Schindler, Veli Engin Kalayci, Mark A. Gogins
  • Patent number: 8333124
    Abstract: A kit of parts is for assembling a diffusive dosimeter for the detection of pollutants, said kit of parts includes a housing (1, 50), a first adsorbant (2) to be placed inside the housing and a first spacer (3) to be placed on top of the adsorbant, to define a thickness (L) and a first surface area (A) of a diffusive layer. The kit also has a first protective layer (5) placed on top of the spacer and a first cover (6) having an opening (7), to be placed on top of the protective layer, in a manner to close off the assembled dosimeter at its circumference. The kit has at least one or more additional spacers (15,16,17), each additional spacer being able to replace the first spacer and each spacer defines a different surface area, so that each spacer allows a measurement with a different uptake rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito)
    Inventors: Eddy Goelen, Robert Bormans
  • Patent number: 8335422
    Abstract: A cable exit trough with pivoting cover. The cover having a cover plate and a pivot plate hingedly mounted thereto for easy access to the trough. The exit trough may define an insert aperture for receiving modular cable management inserts. The modular insert providing an additional cable management device such as a curved guidewall. The cable management device may alternatively be fixed to the cable exit trough. Removable snap-mounted flanges may also be included in the exit trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Johnson, Brian L. Johnson, Thomas W. Kampf, Alex Watts, Michael J. Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8333034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support for holding floating plant species cultures, said support being configured to be held by at least two independent supporting elements (10). The support comprises a planar lattice structure (1) having at least one housing (2-3) configured to house at least one seed, plant, part of a plant and/or combinations thereof, and at least two anchoring elements (5-6) for the anchoring to the independent supporting elements (10) configured to compensate the moments and forces generated by the portion of the plant projecting from the water level with respect to the point of intersection of said portion with the plane defined by the structure (1), until a growth stage in which the plant survives and reproduces on its own upon proliferation of the roots and/or rhizomes thereof, and to transmit said moments and forces to the independent supporting elements (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Vicente Juan Torres Junco, Javier Riesco Prieto, Pablo Riesco Prieto
  • Patent number: 8332526
    Abstract: Described is a data communication protocol, in which a client and server negotiate in a manner that does not require the client to retry negotiation when servers are not capable of the client-desired protocol. In one example implementation, the desired protocol is SMB 2.0 or greater. The protocol describes a create command with possibly additional context data attached for built-in extensibility, and a compound command comprising a plurality of related commands or unrelated commands. A multi-channel command requests data transfer on a separate data channel, a signed capability verification may be used to ensure that a secure connection is established, and the protocol provides the ability to transfer extended error data from the server in response to a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Kruse, Mathew George, Ahmed Mohamed, Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, Sundar Subbarayan
  • Patent number: 8330042
    Abstract: A cable trough system includes a trough member including a base wall and first and second sidewalls extending from the base wall to form a trough. The system also includes a cover including a main body with a first end and a second end, and first and second hinge portions coupled to the first and second ends of the main body. Each of the first and second hinge portions includes a first member that extends to an end positioned to contact an inner surface of the first sidewall, a second member that defines an arm that is positioned to at least partially contact the first sidewall, and an extension member that extends from the second member in a direction opposite to that of the arm. The first and second members have a space therebetween sized to receive a portion of the first sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Owens, Jeffrey J. Norris, Thomas L. Barnes
  • Patent number: 8331753
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly including a housing and a plurality of modules mounted within the housing. The modules includes a rear face in which is mounted at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the housing are positioned at least one fiber optic adapters. Inserting the module through a front opening of the housing at a mounting location positions the connector of the module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the housing. The adapters within the interior of the housing are mounted to a removable holder. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Zimmel, Ponharith Nhep, Trevor Smith
  • Patent number: 8329181
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating a B-cell lymphoma in a human subject. The methods of the invention comprise administering to a subject in need thereof an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds human CD20. In certain embodiments, the methods of the invention are useful for treating non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel H. Martin, Li-Hsien Wang, Sean Stevens, Erin M. Allison
  • Patent number: 8328424
    Abstract: A resilient (slide) bearing device, for example for use in connection with support of a rotating element in a vessel, where the bearing insert comprises devices for gradual absorption of loads to which the bearing is exposed. This is achieved by the devices for gradual absorption of loads comprising two or more elastic elements with different modulus of elasticity, where the elements are furthermore placed in layers. A method for maintenance and service of the device is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: FRAMO Engineering AS
    Inventors: Lars Seim, Ketil Bøe, Vidar Åsmul
  • Patent number: 8328897
    Abstract: An air filter arrangement, an air cleaner assembly including the air filter arrangement and methods of assembly and use are described. An air filter arrangement comprising a serviceable filter cartridge is described. The typical cartridge includes a recessed first flow face and an opposite outwardly projecting second flow face, with a central apex. Features of the cartridge, and an air cleaner for installation into the cartridge, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Kevin Nelson, Gregory Reichter, Bruce Boehrs, Paul Wendt
  • Patent number: 8330465
    Abstract: A measuring head for use in electrical measurements conducted in holes drilled in the ground comprises an elongated body, adaptable in the hole and comprising an electrode, electrically connecting the measuring head with its surroundings, for transmitting an electrical signal between the measuring head and its surroundings. In accordance with the invention, the measuring head comprises insulating means, placed on the body on both sides of the electrode along the length of the hole in order to form a measuring area, electrically insulated from other parts of the hole, around the electrode placed in the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Posiva Oy
    Inventors: Pekka Rouhiainen, Aimo Hautojärvi, Turo Ahokas
  • Patent number: 8327696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for diagnosing a particle filter used for filtering particles out of the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine, wherein a collecting particle sensor is disposed downstream of the particle filter in the direction of flow of the exhaust gas and wherein a measurement for the loading of the particle sensor is determined from an output signal of the particle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Enno Baars, Torsten Handler, Bernhard Kamp, Henrik Schittenhelm
  • Patent number: 8329284
    Abstract: Identification devices are known, e.g. in the form of labels to be attached by sewing or adhesive, monograms and the like, for the individualizing identification of items of clothing, shoes, shoe inserts or similar personal objects to be worn on a person's body. Whenever such identification devices are easy to read and to manufacture, they usually have relatively little recognition value. It is proposed to provide an identification device with, or to produce it in the form of, an image of a pressure-distribution pattern obtained by at least two-dimensional sampling of a pressure distribution between a part of the person's body and a substantially solid object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Seitz
  • Patent number: 8332125
    Abstract: Described is a method for controlling a magnet valve for controlling the injection of fuel into an internal combustion engine, which method permits precise fuel metering in the no-load running or in the lower partial load range without changes to the hardware of the fuel injection system being necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Boee, Helerson Kemmer, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Achim Deistler
  • Patent number: D672692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Jane, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Jane Santamaria