Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Patent number: 8349843
    Abstract: Carboxylic acid derivatives where R—R6, X, Y and Z have the meanings stated in the description, and the preparation thereof, are described. The novel compounds are suitable for controlling diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Riechers, Dagmar Klinge, Wilhelm Amberg, Andreas Kling, Stefan Muller, Ernst Baumann, Joachim Rheinheimer, Uwe Vogelbacher, Wolfgang Wernet, Andrea Hager-Wernet, legal representative, Liliane Unger, Manfred Raschack
  • Patent number: 8347979
    Abstract: A pneumatic impact wrench includes a handle assembly graspable by a user, a work attachment connected to the handle assembly, an inlet permitting air flow to drive the impact wrench, an outlet permitting air flow out of the impact wrench, a motor assembly positioned between the inlet and the outlet includes a rotor driven by the air flow between the inlet and the outlet. The motor assembly defines a longitudinal motor axis about which the rotor rotates. An output drive is connected to the motor assembly to selectively rotate in response to rotation of the rotor, the output drive defines a longitudinal output axis about which the output drive rotates, the longitudinal output axis is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal motor axis, and an impact mechanism is positioned between the motor assembly and the output drive to selectively drive the output drive in response to rotation of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Randi Jane Young, Nathanael S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8348582
    Abstract: A clip for a pin that extends from an outer surface of a member, the clip comprising a pin retaining portion and a clamp portion that surrounds the member outer surface, the clamp portion having a pin receiving opening therein adapted to receive the exposed end of the pin, and a pin retaining portion adjacent the pin receiving opening to retain the pin in the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Tom Bithell, Geoffrey Philip Wade
  • Patent number: 8348841
    Abstract: A wireless system for neurological and physiological monitoring of a patient. The system includes a patient monitoring unit having a headcap and a belt. The headcap includes a wireless communication module, an antenna, and an amplifier. The headcap further includes at least one of a biopotential electrode, a temperature sensor, a rotation sensor, an accelerometer, and an airflow sensor. The belt includes a respiration sensor comprising a carbon nanotube-based strain sensor. The system also includes a base receiver-server unit including a wireless receiving unit, a data storage unit, and a network communications unit. The system also includes a client monitoring unit which includes a processor, a network communications unit operably coupled to the processor, and a storage medium operably coupled to the processor, wherein the storage medium includes program instructions executable by the processor for receiving and processing data from the patient monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventor: Vijay K. Varadan
  • Patent number: 8350686
    Abstract: A driver more reliably becomes aware, on a vehicle glass, of near-vehicle object information of which the driver should be aware. A vehicle information display system 10 is equipped with awareness information detecting unit 1 that detects information of an awareness object of which a driver should be aware near a host vehicle, eye position detecting unit 2 that detects the position of the eyes of the driver, and display unit 3 that displays on vehicle glasses 11, 12 and 13 at least one of the information of the awareness object that has been detected by the awareness information detecting unit 1 and an emphatic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bosch Corporation
    Inventor: Hidefumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8349617
    Abstract: Diffraction gratings comprising a substrate with protrusions extending therefrom. In one embodiment, the protrusions are made of a porous material, for example porous silicon with a porosity of greater than about 10%. The diffraction grating may also be constructed from multiple layers of porous material, for example porous silicon with a porosity of greater than about 10%, with protrusion of attached thereto. In some embodiments the protrusions may be made from photoresist or another polymeric material. The gratings are the basis for sensitive sensors. In some embodiments, the sensors are functionalized with selective binding species, to produce sensors that specifically bind to target molecules, for example chemical or biological species of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Sharon M. Weiss, Judson D. Ryckman, Christopher Kang, Marco Liscidini, John E. Sipe
  • Patent number: 8351705
    Abstract: For monitoring an image transformation such as aspect ratio conversion, an image feature is defined by identifying a position in the image having a local spatial maximum value and then identifying four other positions in the image having local spatial minimum values such that the four minimum value positions surround the position of the maximum, a first pair of the minimums lie on a first line passing through maximum and a second pair of the minimums lie on a second line passing through the maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Snell Limited
    Inventor: Michael James Knee
  • Patent number: 8347453
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a nozzle, an air conduit including a projecting tube, a suction source positioned to provide a flow of dirty air, a bag docking assembly, and a filter bag coupled to the bag carrier. The bag docking assembly includes a main body mounted to the air conduit. A bag carrier is configured to engage the main body and configured to move between a first position and a second position. A lever is coupled to the main body and the bag carrier and the lever is configured to move the bag carrier between the first position and the second position. The bag docking assembly is configured such that when the bag carrier is in the first position, the filter bag is not engaged with the projecting tube and when the bag carrier is in the second position, the filter bag is engaged with the projecting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventor: Steven Frackowiak
  • Patent number: 8350055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 1,3-dihydroindol-2-one (oxindole) derivatives of the formula (I) in which A, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are defined according to claim 1, and to medicaments containing them for the treatment of diseases. In particular, the novel oxindole derivatives can be used for the control and/or prophylaxis of various vasopressin-dependent or oxytocin-dependent diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Oost, Wilfried Hornberger, Herve Geneste, Daryl Richard Sauer, Wolfgang Wernet, Andrea Hager-Wernet, legal representative, Liliane Unger, Wilfried Lubisch
  • Patent number: 8348176
    Abstract: Proposed is a fuel injector for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. The fuel injector has a housing in which are arranged an injection valve element with a nozzle needle, a pressure boosting device, and a first control valve, and a second control valve. The first control valve controls a control space of the nozzle needle and the second control valve controls a differential pressure space of the pressure boosting device. A first return flow connection is provided for discharging the control quantity of the control space of the nozzle needle, and a second return flow connection is provided for discharging the control quantity of the pressure boosting device. The two return flow connections are arranged on different housing parts of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Frasch, Heinz-Bernd Haiser, Christoph Butscher, Hans-Christoph Magel, Stephan Wehr
  • Patent number: 8342068
    Abstract: The device comprises a path for the web material (N) and, along said path, at least one cutting unit (7A). The cutting unit comprises: a plurality of intermediate disk-shaped blades (9A) disposed on one side of the feed path of the material, which can be positioned transversely to the direction of feed and cooperating with a fixed counter-blade (33A) disposed on the opposite side of said path. Also provided are two lateral disk-shaped blades (10A) to cut the trimmings; and a member for transverse positioning of the blades. The two lateral blades each cooperate with a respective movable counter-blade (71A), separate from the fixed counter-blade, which can be positioned transversely to the direction of feed of the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Foser S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Adami
  • Patent number: 8346868
    Abstract: The customer presses the Connect button (2240) on the customer terminal (1230). By this, a connection request to an operator terminal is notified to an operator terminal (1210) via the push sharing server (2100). On receiving this notification, the operator terminal (1210) changes the Respond button (2310) to the Incoming button. When the operator presses the Respond button (2310) on the operator web page (2300), the push sharing server (2100) transmits a difference notification command to the operator terminal (1210), and the operator terminal displays the same web page as the web page on the customer terminals (1230).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8342787
    Abstract: A threaded fastener includes an outer body defining an axis and an inner body at least partially positioned within the outer body. The inner body is movable along the axis relative to the outer body. A plurality of threaded segments is coupled to the outer body and radially supported by the inner body. The plurality of threaded segments defines a nominal diameter. At least one biasing member biases the plurality of threaded segments inward toward the axis. The plurality of threaded segments is movable inward toward the axis by the at least one biasing member when the inner body is moved axially from a first position to a second position so that the plurality of threaded segments define a reduced diameter that is smaller than the nominal diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zipnut Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Dwight Smith
  • Patent number: 8343959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to N-phenyl-(piperazinyl or homopiperazinyl)-benzenesulfonamide or benzenesulfonyl-phenyl-(piperazine or homopiperazine) compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and their use in therapy. The compounds possess valuable therapeutic properties and are particularly suitable for treating diseases that respond to modulation of the serotonin 5-HT6 receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG, Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Andreas Haupt, Frauke Pohlki, Karla Drescher, Karsten Wicke, Liliane Unger, Ana-Lucia Relo, Anton Bespalov, Barbara Vogg, Gisela Backfisch, Juergen Delzer, Min Zhang, Yanbin Lao
  • Patent number: 8342315
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying products to a destination has a revolving conveyor chain embodied by entraining elements revolving along a first continuous track and have a certain chain pitch. A revolving conveying device is disposed with grippers arranged at a distance therebetween on the conveying device revolving around a second continuous track. A first zone of the first and second continuous track transfers products from the first continuous track on the conveyor chain to the second continuous track via the grippers. A second zone of the second continuous track delivers products from the grippers at the destination. A third zone of the first and second continuous track returns products not needed at the destination from the grippers on the second continuous track to the conveyor chain on the first continuous track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Cyrille Fuellemann, Daniel Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8344582
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a rotor, a first tooth portion, and a second tooth portion spaced apart from the first tooth portion and cooperating with the first tooth portion to at least partially define a rotor opening. At least a portion of the rotor is disposed within the rotor opening. A bridge has a first end connected to the first tooth portion and a second end connected to the second tooth portion such that the bridge defines a portion of the rotor opening. An aperture is defined by the bridge and is disposed between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Regal Beloit EPC Inc.
    Inventors: Dan M. Ionel, Alan E. Lesak
  • Patent number: D673628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Larson
  • Patent number: D673731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Andis Company
    Inventors: Andrew A. Skuhra, Timothy B. Strandell
  • Patent number: D674033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Larson
  • Patent number: RE43910
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for installing a tubular liner in a pipe, as in repair of underground sewer piping. A feeder is of flexible material, which may be similar to that of which the tubular liner is made, and is connected to an end of the tubular liner. The feeder includes a throat portion through which a quantity of inside-out tubular liner is drawn into the feeder by fluid pressure within the feeder and beyond the throat, and the tubular liner is thence urged by fluid pressure into the pipe where it is to be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: High Bar, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen T. Waring