Patents Represented by Attorney Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
  • Patent number: 8287480
    Abstract: A hemodialysis apparatus includes a blood processing machine, a blood circuit through which blood led from a patient flows, a blood pump attached to the blood circuit to pump blood, a dialysate circuit, a clamp disposed downstream of the blood pump for the blood circuit to block the blood circuit, a blood pressure sensor for detecting the pressure of a part of the blood circuit between the blood pump and the blocker, and a control unit connected with the blood pump and the blood pressure sensor. The control unit is configured to determine, based on the pressure detected by the blood circuit pressure detector, whether or not the blood circuit has encountered abnormal conditions while the blood circuit blocked by the clamp is filled with liquid by the blood pump (steps SA2, SA3, and SA5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Sasaki, Koji Nakamagoe
  • Patent number: 8285425
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unmanned air vehicle control system and method, designed such that, in one mission mode, the vehicle follows the mission route. The system comprises means (400, 450) for storing data indicating at least one auxiliary route (4000, 4001, 4002, 4003), such that each of a plurality of the mission route segments (10, 20), is assigned at least part (30, 31, 32, 33) of at least one auxiliary route. Furthermore, the system comprises route change means (53) designed for, as a response to a mission abandonment event (52), determining which part of which auxiliary route is assigned to the mission route segment where the vehicle is located, such that the vehicle can change the mission route to the corresponding auxiliary route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial “Esteban Terradas”
    Inventors: Maria Jesús Morales De La Rica, Sergio De La Parra Carque, Francisco Javier Angel Martínez, Francisco José Ibañez Colás, Andrés Herrera Martín
  • Patent number: 8285773
    Abstract: A signal separating device includes an iterative estimator, a repeating calculator, a result output unit, and a repetition controller. The repeating calculator repeatedly causes the iterative estimator to iteratively perform independent component analysis on an observed signal matrix, and to further perform independent component analysis on the source signal matrix obtained as a result. The result output unit outputs the product of the respective mixing matrices obtained during each repetition as a mixing matrix with respect to the observed signal matrix, while also outputting the source signal matrix obtained during the final repetition as a source signal matrix with respect to the observed signal matrix. The repetition controller causes the repeating calculator to repeat the calculation control until all mixing matrices and all source signal matrices satisfy a convergence condition. The iterative estimator may perform a fixed number of iterations, or perform iterations until convergence is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Riken
    Inventors: Andrzej Cichocki, Rafal Zdunek, Shunichi Amari, Gen Hori, Ken Umeno
  • Patent number: 8285616
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for providing a credit evaluation report, the method comprising: searching a reference file of entities; identifying an entity of interest; determining user specified rules or criteria; selecting at least one relevant trade experience from a database of trade experiences for the entity of interest based upon the user specified rules or criteria, records for comparison to the relevant trade experience, and/or peer groups; and generating the credit evaluation report of the entity of interest based upon the relevant trade experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Bahnck, Jr., Monica Larue, Andrew Blumetti, Linda Rose, Brian Crigler, Sandra Stoker
  • Patent number: 8281451
    Abstract: Cleaning sheets are provided, which attach to known wet and/or dry cleaning devices such as a mopping device. The cleaning sheets are reusable and have material and/or a geometric configuration that provides efficient cleaning performance, while maintaining a predetermined cleaning force during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Unger Marketing International, LLC
    Inventors: Paul H. Adams, Jeffrey Mulreed, Anthony T. Sgroi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8282696
    Abstract: An apparatus for purifying and humidifying air which enables separate supply of purified air and humidified air and controls the amount of humidified air discharged and which includes dual flow paths to increase the efficiency of air transfer. The apparatus includes a case having a suction port through which external air is introduced thereinto and a discharge port through which the introduced air is discharged, a circulation fan for causing the introduced air to flow toward the discharge port, a filter unit disposed in the case to filter the introduced air, a humidification unit disposed at a low position in the case to supply the air passed through the filter unit with moisture, and a flow path control unit disposed between the suction port and the humidification unit to control flow of the air passed through the filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Woongjin Conway Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Woo Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 8282697
    Abstract: A dust collecting apparatus for a vacuum cleaner is provided. The dust collecting apparatus includes a dust separating chamber separating dust from dust-laden air, a dust collecting chamber storing the dust separated by the dust separating chamber, and an air discharge guide duct guiding the air discharged from the dust separating chamber to an air outlet at a lower end of the dust collecting chamber. The air discharge guide duct includes a first duct formed on a rear surface of the dust collecting apparatus so as to guide the air discharged from the dust separating chamber downwards, a second duct being coupled with the first duct and extending into the dust separating chamber, and a third duct formed in the dust separating chamber so as to connect the second duct with the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jang-Keun Oh
  • Patent number: 8281380
    Abstract: When a user makes a remote log-in to a server apparatus from a terminal apparatus, a password managing apparatus, which manages the name of a user of the server apparatus, his/her direct log-in password and transformation rule, displays an authentication purpose symbol sequence on a display apparatus. The user transforms the displayed sequence by his/her transformation rule and supplies, via the terminal apparatus, his/her user name and the post-transformation symbol sequence to the server apparatus, which then sends them to the password managing apparatus. If the result of applying the user's transformation rule to any authentication purpose symbol sequence generated in the past coincides with the post-transformation symbol sequence, the password managing apparatus sends the direct log-in password to the server apparatus to pass the remote log-in to the server apparatus by the terminal apparatus as a success.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Passlogy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8278155
    Abstract: A reversible fuse structure in an integrated circuit is obtained through the implementation of a fuse cell having a short thin line of phase change materials in contact with via and line structures capable of passing current through the line of phase change material (fuse cell). The current is passed through the fuse cell in order to change the material from a less resistive material to a more resistive material through heating the phase change material in the crystalline state to the melting point then quickly quenching the material into the amorphous state. The reversible programming is achieved by passing a lower current through the fuse cell to convert the high resistivity amorphous material to a lower resistivity crystalline material. Appropriate sense-circuitry is integrated to read the information stored in the fuses, wherein said sense circuitry is used to enable or disable circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Burr, Chandrasekharan Kothandaraman, Chung Hon Lam, Xiao Hu Liu, Stephen M. Rossnagel, Christy S. Tyberg, Robert L. Wisnieff
  • Patent number: 8273671
    Abstract: A glass material for producing insulation layers is provided. The glass material can improve the radio-frequency properties of radio-frequency substrates or radio-frequency conductor arrangements. In one embodiment, the glass material for producing insulation layers for radio-frequency substrates or radio-frequency conductor arrangements is an applied layer with a layer thickness in the range between 0.05 ?m and 5?mm and has a loss factor tan ? of less than or equal to 70*10?4 in at least a frequency range above 1 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Leib, Dietrich Mund
  • Patent number: 8272525
    Abstract: A lip-openable lid is provided for use in connection with a container or container cap having a valve seat and an opening for egress of container contents. A lip-openable container is also provided that employs the lip-openable lid. The lid is comprised of a gasket with a lip-engageable annular wall, a central portion radially inward of the wall, and a peripheral flange that is engageable with the valve seat. The lid includes a rigid support that has liquid flow openings, supports the central portion of the gasket and positions the gasket against the valve seat. The lid can also include means for securing the gasket to the support. The central portion of the gasket is comprised of a flexible elastomer and is capable of flexing and stretching to displace the flange from the valve seat when downward pressure is applied against the gasket. When downward pressure is applied, the central portion of the gasket contacts the rigid support and flexes and stretches downward from and/or over the rigid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D La Torre, Joseph P Sejnowski, Aidan J Petrie, Richard S Chomik
  • Patent number: 8268029
    Abstract: A cyclone dust-collecting apparatus includes a body unit, a top portion of which is detachably engaged with a cover unit; a cyclone unit disposed inside the body; and a filter unit detachably disposed above the cyclone unit, wherein air flowing into the body unit is guided from the cyclone unit upward to the filter unit, and is discharged downward via the filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Hun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8262981
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic material product. A filler material is provided. The filler material is divided into filler granules collectively having a median diameter approximately 10 microns or less. An amount of carbon is provided. The carbon is divided into carbon particles and the carbon particles are allowed to coat the filler granules. The mixture of carbon-coated filler granules is formed into a selected shape. The formed mixture is placed in a substantial vacuum. The mixture is introduced to a pre-selected amount of silicon and the mixture of carbon-coated filler granules and silicon is heated to a temperature at or above the melting point of the silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: John Carberry, Jennifer Norwood, Katherine T. Leighton, Kyle Hoff, Carl Cline, Edgar L. Aleshire
  • Patent number: 8263277
    Abstract: One or more operating parameters, such as electrical current flow from and air flow to, a fuel cell stack within a fuel cell assembly is periodically modulated during rehydration intervals to intermittently increase hydration levels of the fuel cell stack independently of the electrical current demand on the fuel cell assembly from an external load, while maintaining electrical current delivery to that external load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Damian Davies, Nathan Grange, Paul Alan Benson
  • Patent number: 8252234
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for producing pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical-like product. The apparatus provides real-time monitoring of the pharmaceutical product and can provide real-time control. The apparatus monitors the dosage both before and after it has been added to a carrier substrate. The apparatus can provide monitoring of each pharmaceutical product that is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Allan J. Clarke, David George Doughty, Frederick H. Fiesser, David S. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8250704
    Abstract: A suction nozzle assembly for a vacuum cleaner is provided. The suction nozzle assembly includes a suction nozzle assembly body, a hair collecting unit that is disposed on the suction nozzle assembly body, and an elevating unit for raising and lowering the hair collecting unit, wherein if the front of the suction nozzle assembly body contacts a wall, the elevating unit raises the hair collecting unit, and if the suction nozzle assembly body is separated from the wall, the elevating unit lowers down the hair collecting unit to a previous position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-hun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8245740
    Abstract: A device for positioning a component thereof along x- and y-axes of the device is provided. The device includes first and second motors, a carriage containing the component to be positioned, a lead screw to position the carriage along a first axis of the device, and a keyed shaft to position component to be positioned along a second axis of the device. The first motor drives the lead screw and the second motor drives the flatted shaft. In some embodiments described herein, the flatted shaft turns a first pulley, which is connected to a second pulley by a belt. The component to be positioned is attached to the belt and moves along a second axis of the device as the belt moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Alfa Wassermann, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus J. Horn, Blaine Marsh
  • Patent number: 8240396
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool that includes a tool holder, which has on its first end a tool holder recess that is adapted to the contours of a rotating spindle driver and a tool recess on a second end that lies opposite the first end. The tool holder also includes a tool head that can be inserted into the tool recess. For the optimal machining of a workpiece, attempts were previously made to provide an oscillating unit in the spindle of the machine, to initiate oscillations in the tool head. The disadvantage of said known constructions is that all available tools have to be synchronized with the oscillation unit. The invention overcomes said disadvantage by equipping the tool holder with an oscillating motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sauer GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Sauer
  • Patent number: 8227256
    Abstract: Two-color (two-photon) excitation with two confocal excitation beams is demonstrated with a Raman shifter as excitation light source. Two-color excitation fluorescence is obtained from Coumarin 6H dye sample (peak absorption=394 nm, peak fluorescence=490 nm) that is excited using the first two Stokes outputs (683 nm, 954 nm, two-color excitation=398 nm) of a Raman shifter pumped by a 6.5 nsec pulsed 532 nm-Nd:YAG laser (Repetition rate=10 Hz). The two Stokes pulses overlap for a few nanoseconds and two-color fluorescence is generateven with focusing objectives of low numerical apertures (NA?0.4). We observed the linear dependence of the two-color fluorescence signal with the product of the average intensities of the two Stokes excitation beams. The two-color fluorescence distribution is strongly localized around the common focus of the confocal excitation beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Caesar A. Saloma, Wilson O. Garcia, Jonathan A. Palero
  • Patent number: D663999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Technology for Beverage S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Scrivani