Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8343643
    Abstract: A battery pack including a support frame. The support frame includes a plurality of recesses for receiving a plurality of battery cells, a first vent, a second vent, a first peripheral support section, a second peripheral support section, and an air passage. The first vent is located on a first distal end of the support frame, the second vent is located on a second distal end of the support frame, and the air passage is located between the first vent and the second vent. The first and second peripheral support sections space apart and securely hold the plurality of battery cells within the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: William Miller, Jesse Jerabek, Zach Scott
  • Patent number: 8342356
    Abstract: A document console has a plastic base and a body. The body includes a top and sides. A door is interconnected to the body and is movable between open and closed positions. The base, body and door define a document receiving interior. The plastic base defines a plurality of inner and outer members which receive the side therebetween and support the sides in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: All Source Security Container Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Craig Busch
  • Patent number: 8342173
    Abstract: A nasal dilator capable of introducing separating stresses in nasal outer wall tissues has a resilient member and a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces which can be forced toward one another from an initial flat position of the dilator to thereby substantially reduce the direct spacing therebetween by an external spacing reducing force. This results in restoring forces in the dilator tending to return it to the original direct spacing between the end surfaces. Resilient members, which can be asymmetrical with respect to a centerline of the dilator that is parallel to the long axis of the dilator, have a spring rate which continuously diminishes from the centerline to the end surfaces. The edges of the resilient members are contiguous to the edge of the cushion layer so that adhesive on the cushion layer is at the same level as the bottom surface of the resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Silver Eagle Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Hanford N. Lockwood, Jr.
  • 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: 8343524
    Abstract: Provided are cap layer compositions and base layer compositions, providing quick and extended release of an active ingredient, respectively, when placed in water. Further provided are dual release compositions including a base composition and a cap composition. The base composition may include a plaster and an active agent, and it may further include at least one of a water-soluble binder, a non-water-soluble binder, and a lubricant. The cap composition may include a plaster and an active agent, and it may further include at least one of a disintegrating agent, a non-water-soluble binder, and a lubricant. The compositions may be heated and mixed and formed into a tablet. Further provided are methods of making the compositions. Further provided are methods of controlling or eliminating pests and methods of increasing the potability of water. The compositions are effective for controlling or eliminating pests such as mosquitoes when applied at an application site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clarke Mosquito Control Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Willis, Marie Elizabeth Saunders
  • Patent number: 8343023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an outer box and a drawer for packaging purposes, and to a corresponding device for producing the outer box and drawer. A first machine produces the outer box, a second machine produces the drawer, and a shared main drive drives the devices of the first machine and the second machine. The first and second machines transform flat blanks into an outer box and a drawer respectively, by a series folding and welding steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Stroinski, Ruppert Greiter, Robert Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8342364
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser and method of operating the same. The fluid dispenser can include a wheel driven by diluent passing along a flow path in the fluid dispenser. The wheel can be connected to a pump to pump fluid from a reservoir for dispense into the diluent. In some embodiments, the ratio of wheel rotations to pump cycles is selected to provide a desired and repeatable dilution ratio of concentrated fluid to diluent. The fluid dispenser can be portable and/or disposable, and in some embodiments is adapted for installation on an upper rim of a reservoir wall. Also, the fluid dispenser can be provided with a baffle limiting the velocity and impact of incoming diluent to the wheel driving the pump, thereby improving dosing accuracy of the dispenser in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Christopher F. Lang, Susan K. Lewis, Justin M. Nunez, Timothy S. Jones, Steven E. Schiller, Wayne Phillips
  • Patent number: 8343504
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and materials for treating conditions associated with IgE activation in humans and animals, and to agents capable of modulating the activation. The agents of the invention comprise or are related to IGBPMA polypeptides from ticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Natural Environment Research Council
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Patricia Anne Nuttall
  • 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