Patents Represented by Attorney Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
  • Patent number: 8181187
    Abstract: A gateway is provided that includes an integration gateway portion, a domain gateway portion, and a hyper-memory portion is provided. The integration gateway portion has an integration rules engine, a search engine, and a first virtual machine. The domain gateway portion has a domain rules engine. The hyper-memory portion has a hyper-memory engine, a hyper-memory, and a second virtual machine. The integration portion accesses a database via the integration rules engine and the first virtual machine or via the search engine and the first virtual machine. The domain gateway portion accesses datasets of the database that are resident in the hyper-memory via the domain objects rules engine and the hyper-memory engine or via the search engine, the second virtual machine, and the hyper-memory engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Portico Systems
    Inventors: Scott Edward Fraser, Suresh Venkata Muppalla
  • Patent number: 8172925
    Abstract: A multi-functional cabin air filter includes a dust collecting filter layer for collecting fine dust; an oxidation catalyst filter layer for oxidizing nitrogen monoxide into nitrogen dioxide; and an adsorption filter layer for adsorbing nitrogen dioxide and volatile organic compounds, wherein antimicrobial nanoparticles are applied to at least one of the dust collecting filter layer, the oxidation catalyst filter layer and the adsorption filter layer. This cabin air filter has dust collecting, denitrifying, deodorizing and antimicrobial functions, and it may be utilized in various ways for air purification in a limited space such as a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Gwi-Nam Bae, Seung Bok Lee, Jong Soo Jurng, Kil Choo Moon, Jae Soo Rhee, Sang Woo Yom, Kil Hong Song
  • Patent number: 8171773
    Abstract: To achieve a large measurement range from small up to larger leakage rates, a switchover from normal operation to gross operation occurs. In gross operation, the sucked-in gas flow is separated by different throttles, wherein the throttle that leads to the test gas sensor has a low flow rate. This manner of operation prevents a too large quantity of test gas from reaching the sensor surface and contaminating the sensor. In another alternative, in gross operation the test gas flows only across a part of the sensor surface. The other part is flushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Wetzig, Norbert Rolff
  • Patent number: 8172932
    Abstract: A connecting tube having a dust sensing function is provided. The connecting tube includes a tube element having a first air flowing passage; a body having a second air flowing passage to communicate with the first air flowing passage; a detecting sensor disposed on the second air flowing passage to detect whether the dust or dirt passes through the second air flowing passage; a lamp part to operate according to a signal outputted from the detecting sensor; a rotating part rotatably disposed on the body; a rotation driving-passage part disposed on the body to draw in an external air into the second air flowing passage and thus to rotate the rotating part; an electric generator connected to the rotating part to generate an electric power; and a muffler part to reduce noises from the rotating part and the flowing air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang-keun Oh, Min-ha Kim, Jin-gon Lee, Jung-gyun Han, Seung-yong Cha
  • Patent number: 8168578
    Abstract: A water-based composition for enhancing shine or gloss in an elastomeric surface is in the form of a stable aqueous dispersion having a pH of from about 6 to about 7 and containing by weight: (a) less than 10% of at least one polydiorganosiloxane fluid; (b) from about 0.02% to about 2.0% of an alkali-swellable acrylic homopolymer or copolymer crosslinked with a polyalkenyl polyether; and (c) water. In one embodiment, the composition contains less than 1% by weight of a wetting agent and has no additional surfactants, hydrotropes and emulsifying agents. The composition can be used to enhance shine or gloss in elastomeric surfaces such as rubber or vinyl, preferably automotive tires, by applying an effective amount of the composition to the surface and distributing the composition with an application implement. The composition contains less organopolysiloxane than commercial formulations but exhibits gloss-enhancing performance that is comparable or even higher than that exhibited by commercial compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Armor AII/STP Products Company
    Inventor: Ashot K. Serobian
  • Patent number: 8164466
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting a communication abnormality in a multi-type air conditioner is disclosed. The apparatus, which performs data communication with peripheral devices having an outdoor unit, a plurality of indoor units, a repeater and a wired remote controller, includes a level converter for serving as an interface to allow multiplex communication between the apparatus and the peripheral devices; and an abnormality detector connectable with the peripheral devices from a remote site through the level converter, the abnormality detector detecting a communication abnormality in the peripheral devices by automatically changing an operation mode thereof into a slave or master mode depending on whether an operation mode of each of the peripheral devices connected thereto is the master or slave mode. Thus, when the communication abnormality occurs, the communication abnormality can be detected in a convenient way by using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Hwan Jang
  • Patent number: 8162014
    Abstract: Tire for motor-vehicles provided with a tread pattern wear indicator, where the tire tread is formed by pattern parts in the form of circumferential ribs and/or in the form of blocks and contains at least one circumferential groove, wherein the indicator is arranged in the surface part of the pattern in the circumferential ribs or blocks, which are in contact with the road surface, and is in the form of sipes running radially into tire tread, while the greatest depth of the indicator sipes is smaller than the depth (H) of the circumferential groove. The tread pattern wear indicator (3) consists of seven radial sipes of three different depths, created and arranged so that they form the Arabic numeral 8 in segment depiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Matador Rubber, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Martin Moško, Ján Kotlas
  • Patent number: 8163033
    Abstract: A prosthetic device for repairing or replacing cartilage or cartilage-like tissue is described. The prosthetic device comprises at least one layer of highly oriented fibers, a base component and a stabilization area provided in between. Said fibers are aligned to more than 50% in a direction perpendicular to the base component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. H.C. Robert Mathys Stifung
    Inventor: Reto Luginbuehl
  • Patent number: 8163507
    Abstract: A method for analyzing extracellular body fluids as to the presence of the Y-box protein YB-1 and fragments thereof, which are secreted by the cell, in order to determine inflammatory processes and malignant diseases in mammals. Also, it relates to the use of YB-1 as a marker and a kit for detecting YB-1, polypeptide fragments of YB-1, and combinations thereof. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition which is used for treating inflammatory processes and malignant diseases and which contains the YB-1 protein, fragments of protein YB-1, and antibodies against the YB-1 protein and/or fragments of protein YB-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Rene Mertens
  • Patent number: 8160088
    Abstract: A method of bandwidth efficient distribution of multiple transport streams with partially the same content solves the centralized way of distribution of multiple transport streams with partially the same set of TV, radio programs, with the distribution network having significant bandwidth reduction, presenting network adapter to other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Maindata, SPOL, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Dusan Statelov, Martin Hurton
  • Patent number: 8146217
    Abstract: A body bag for water retrieval of human remains is provided. The body bag is lightweight and disposable. The body bag is made of a material having a hole ratio per unit weight of material in a particular range that permits rapid water drainage yet provides sufficient strength and integrity to the body bag, and reduces cross-contamination. The body bag can have a skid pad on an exterior surface as an aid to lifting the body bag out of the water and over the gunwale or sides of a recovery vehicle. The body bag also can have large handles for ease of gripping and to attach buoyancy devices. The body bag further can have a snag line around its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Paper-Pak Industries
    Inventors: Ronald Jensen, Richard Beu
  • Patent number: 8136940
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses include a lens frame unit having a pair of lateral sides, a pair of temples, and a pair of pivot connection units. Each pivot connection unit rotatably couples a corresponding one of the temples to a corresponding one of the lateral sides of the lens frame unit. Each of the pivot connection units includes a coupling seat coupled to the corresponding one of the lateral sides of the lens frame unit, and a pivoting section formed on one end of the corresponding one of the temples. Each pivot connection unit further includes an axle formed on one of the pivoting section and the coupling seat and extending along a horizontal pivot axis. The other one of the coupling seat and the pivoting section is formed with an axle opening through which the axle is rotatably inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Tsung-Meng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8138652
    Abstract: A compact, rugged, variable reluctance, variable speed, electric motor capable of producing high torque at high electrical energy conversion efficiencies is provided. The present invention provides for a multi-stage motor design having a number of discreet rotor and stator elements on a common shaft. This configuration provides for the simplest of magnetic structures and produces a powerful magnetic flux modelling design technique that is used to further optimize the motor design and subsequent control logic. Thermal mapping of the magnetic mass provides for advanced cooling techniques that are used to ensure long in-service life in the most extreme of industrial applications. The electric motor inherently provides low vibration thereby greatly reducing noise; low turn to turn voltage potentials thereby eliminating costly phase to phase shorting potential; efficient motor operation through the reduction in switching and copper losses in both the machine and its control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sunco Investments Limited
    Inventors: John A Davis, Iain C Davis, Feisal A Hurzook
  • Patent number: 8136641
    Abstract: An actuating mechanism, particularly for a disc brake caliper, including a screw actuator having a screw 40 and a nut 18 threadably coupled together, an electric drive for driving one of the screw 40 and the nut 18 axially relative to the other and including a stator 20 and a rotor 22, a sleeve assembly including a generally cylindrical sleeve 25 interposed between the rotor 22 and the nut 18 and supporting the rotor 22 for rotation relative to the sleeve 25. The rotor 22 is connected to one of the screw 40 or the nut 18 for rotating the screw 40 or the nut 18. The screw actuator being at least partly mounted within the sleeve 25 and being arranged to bear against a portion of the sleeve assembly to transmit axial thrust to the sleeve assembly, and the sleeve assembly cooperating with an abutment to transmit the axial thrust to the abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: PBR Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Nui Wang, Anatoly Kaganov, Simon Code, Anders Knudtzen
  • Patent number: 8134041
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for using a stabilized foam that is a crosslinked, closed cell polyolefin having a stabilizing layer and an adhesive layer. The method can be used for treating a wound, scrape, abrasion or skin puncture, for maintaining cleanliness of an operation incision site, suture site, catheter insertion site, or an intentional skin breach site, for monitoring electrical impulses during an EKG or for delivering electrical impulses in TENS or biofeedback therapy, and for reducing scar formation by softening collagen deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Marc D. Etchells
  • Patent number: 8133068
    Abstract: A current connection apparatus for a pressure tank is provided. The current connection apparatus includes a tank flange mounted on a tank and an opening that leads into the tank. Electrical connection cables are installed in this opening for connecting with an external electrical apparatus. An electrical lead having one or more conductors, which are electrically insulated relative to a metal flange, and a protective casing. The electrical lead is disposed between the tank flange and the protective casing and is tightly fastened to the tank flange. A plug body, which has plug elements corresponding to conductors of electrical lead, is inserted into the tank opening in the tank flange. The protective casing also has a plug body inserted therein, where the plug body has plug elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Juergen Suttner, Johann Bernauer
  • Patent number: 8131080
    Abstract: A handwriting apparatus includes unit acquiring first-handwriting data, unit storing one-stroke-handwriting data and a first command as an instruction, the instruction corresponding to the one-stroke-handwriting data and being executed with a device, unit, when the first-handwriting data corresponds to one stroke, searching the storage unit for the first command corresponding to the one-stroke-handwriting data corresponding to the one stroke, unit planning to execute the first command when the corresponding first command is searched out from the storage unit, unit storing one-stroke-handwriting data and a second command as an instruction which corresponds to the one-stroke-handwriting data, the second command being different from the first command, unit regarding the first-handwriting data as one-stroke-handwriting data at time intervals and search the storage unit for the second command corresponding to the one-stroke-handwriting data, and unit, when the corresponding second command is searched out from the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 8124570
    Abstract: There is a viscoelastic fluid. The fluid has one or more cationic surfactants selected from the group consisting of certain quaternary salts, certain amines, and combinations thereof; one or more anionic polymers/anionic surfactants; one or more of certain zwitterionic/amphoteric surfactants; and water. There is also a method of fracturing a subterranean formation. The viscoelastic fluid is pumped through a wellbore and into a subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to fracture the formation. There is also a method for gravel packing a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rhodia, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Li, Manilal Dahanayake, Allwyn Colaco
  • Patent number: 8122849
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for producing pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical-like products. The apparatus and method provide real-time monitoring of the pharmaceutical product and can provide real-time control. The apparatus and method can monitor the dosage both before and after it has been added to a carrier substrate. The apparatus and method can provide monitoring of each pharmaceutical product that is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Allan J. Clarke, David George Doughty, Frederick H Fiesser, David Tainsh, Dwight Walker, David Wagner
  • Patent number: D656619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Valderrama, Diana Sierra