Patents Represented by Attorney Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
  • Patent number: 8118197
    Abstract: Metal discs, preferably circular, are cut to a precise diameter and drawn to a preform with a channel and skirt for an aerosol valve mounting cup. The preform then undergoes further forming operations at stations in a press system. “Bumping” is carried out on the skirt edge at a station, to eliminate non-burr trimming of the cup edge, save material and obtain a carefully controlled skirt height and a substantially even skirt edge with minimized earring. The resultant cup terminating skirt edge is characterized by reformed metal. A further coaxing or pinch-cut operation may be performed on the cup skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Dean Duffield
  • Patent number: 8117886
    Abstract: A leak detector comprising a base appliance provided with a gas detector, a vacuum pump, and a control device. A sniffer probe is connected to the base appliance. A test leak device containing the supply of test gas is arranged in a separate sub-housing. The sub-housing also contains a temperature sensor, a processor, and a data memory. The processor corrects the measured temperature according to a sample, and modulates the light of a light barrier. The processor is connected to the control device in the base appliance by a data cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Rolff, Randolf Rolff, Sandra Seitz, Werner Grosse Bley, Thomas Boehm, Daniel Wetzig
  • Patent number: 8113087
    Abstract: A bicycle bar grip, particularly for touring bikes, mountain bikes and the like, comprising a sleeve for being slipped onto a bike handlebar. A grip element is joined to the sleeve and extends over a portion of the length of the sleeve. The sleeve also comprises a clamping area and a sleeve slot. A holding bar end extension is arranged in the clamping area via a clamp. The grip element has a supporting portion, which is provided for supporting a palm of the hand and which preferably transitions into a holding portion. The supporting portion ensures that a cyclist, when changing his/her grip from the grip element to the holding bar end extension or vice versa, can be supported on the supporting portion for turning the palm of the hand. This ensures that the cyclist, also when changing his/her grip, does not lose contact with the inventive bicycle handlebar grip and a sure hold by the cyclist is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportartikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Patent number: 8113908
    Abstract: A stiffened brassiere having two layers of fabric between which a stiffening element is inserted. The two layers of fabric are joined together by adhesive bonding and are then shaped to form the cups and the side bands of the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: DBA Lux 1 Sarl
    Inventors: Giovanna Modena, Federica Gambirasi
  • Patent number: 8114275
    Abstract: A regeneration tank for water softeners which includes a flow rate control unit to control the pressure in the regeneration tank, and a coupling member to protect a connection part between the regeneration tank and a water softener. The regeneration tank includes a hollow casing, which has an open inlet part, through which regenerative substances are supplied into the casing. The hollow casing further has a mounting part, which is coupled to the water softener, and a storage part, which is provided between the open inlet part and the mounting part to contain the regenerative substance therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Cheol Sim, Won Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 8113231
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a water level controlling device for intercepting the supply of water to the water reservoir of a water purification system. The water level controlling device includes a water reservoir having a plurality of diaphragms which are provided on the lower surface of the water reservoir in such a way as to move up and down. A flow body is mounted to the lower surface of the water reservoir and defines a water circulation path, with a plurality of control parts provided in the circulation path to block the flow of water by the corresponding diaphragms. A plurality of floaters moves up and down in the water reservoir according to the water level. An actuator moves each of the diaphragms to the corresponding control part as each of the floaters rises, thus intercepting the flow of water passing through the control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In Tak Lee
  • Patent number: 8110165
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing high density boron carbide by pressureless sintering, enabling to create sintered products of complex shapes and high strength. The process comprises mixing raw boron carbide powder with carbon precursor, such as a polysaccharide, compacting the mixture to create an object of the desired shape, and finally carbonizing and sintering the object at higher temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rafael-Armament Development
    Inventors: Shimshon Bar-Ziv, Yehoshua Hachamo, David Gorni, Zohar Ophir, Itamar Gutman, Joseph Frey, Zvi Nisenholz
  • Patent number: 8108852
    Abstract: A procedure is provided to implement modifications to a running object-oriented program, in particular a program for controlling an automation facility. The program is stored temporarily in a memory in the form of an intermediate code which can be converted into executable machine code in runtime. The method includes the steps of providing a modified program or a modified program module, also in the form of an intermediate code, and comparing the intermediate code of the modified program or that of the modified program module with the intermediate code of the running program for determining the modifications, and implementing modifications to the running program. A correspondingly adapted run-time system is also provided, which is suitable for implementing the procedure as well as the integration of this run-time system into an automation facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: KW-Software GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Petig, Steffen Schlette, Hanno Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8106823
    Abstract: A receiver operating with satellite navigation signals estimates its position by means of a multiplicity of signals each transmitted by another satellite. A subset of satellites is used to calculate the position estimation and checking the pseudoranges of all received satellite signals that did not contribute to this particular estimate with respect to their consensus with this estimate. The subset with the best consensus is determined by combining the subsets with respect to the consensus with all ranging sources in view. Consensus in this context refers to pseudoranges that coincide in a position solution in a consistent way. The satellites with a bias in pseudorange higher than a threshold are identified as faulty satellites, after knowing all consistent satellites. This identifying information is then used to exclude the faulty satellites for the determination of position, velocity, and time in the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft-und
    Inventor: Georg Schroth
  • Patent number: 8101244
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for producing a plurality of products or processing a plurality of samples via dispensing. The apparatus and method provide real-time monitoring of the products/samples and can provide real-time control. The apparatus and method can monitor the liquid both before and after it has been added to a carrier substrate. The apparatus and method can provide monitoring of each product/sample that is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Allan J. Clarke, David George Doughty, Frederick H. Fiesser
  • Patent number: 8101535
    Abstract: A ceramic ballistic material and method of manufacture is disclosed. 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 ballistic armor 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: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Diamondview Armor Products, LLC
    Inventors: John Carberry, Jennifer Norwood, Katherine T. Leighton, Kyle Hoff, Carl Cline
  • Patent number: 8100276
    Abstract: A collapsible container for fluids consists of a flexible bag or pouch hermetically attached to a cover. The container may be provided flat packed, pre-sterilised and hermetically packaged and may be a single use, disposable, container useful for drinking bottles for young children and babies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: EV (Baby Limited)
    Inventor: Timothy Nicholas Moor
  • Patent number: 8098819
    Abstract: In the method for data archiving with automatic en- and decryption data (9, 10) are exchanged between a client station (1) and an archive station (4). A securing means (2) connected between the stations (1, 4) encrypts the plain data (9) which are transmitted towards the archive station (4) and decrypts the encrypted data (10) which are transmitted towards the client station (1). The encryption is carried out with at least two keys (6, 7). One of the two keys (6, 7) is swapped out by transmitting it to the archive station (4) and deleting it locally, i.e. in the securing means (2), after the encryption. If the securing station (2) is stolen, the encrypted data (10) on the archive station (4) can be accessed, however their decryption can be prevented in a simple, reliably and comprehensible manner by deleting the swapped out key (7) in the archive station (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tecnostore AG
    Inventor: Bruno Rudolf Kezmann
  • Patent number: 8096516
    Abstract: A tool storage device is adapted for retaining a hand tool thereon, and includes a seat engaging component and a storage unit. The seat engaging component includes a web wall, and top and bottom walls cooperating with the web wall to define a receiving space. Each of the top and bottom walls has a distal edge. The distal edges cooperatively define an opening in spatial communication with the receiving space. The storage unit includes a slidable seat that has a connecting portion extending into the receiving space through the opening, a positioning plate connected to an outer end of the connecting portion and mounted with a positioning seat, and upper and lower engaging components disposed in the receiving space, each extending from an inner end of the connecting portion and abutting resiliently against the web wall of the seat engaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: 8091325
    Abstract: A diaphragm positioned in a waste disposal device for holding and twisting flexible tubing dispensed form a cartridge housed in the waste disposal device. The twisting of the tubing is accomplished either by rotating the diaphragm and holding the cartridge stationary, or rotating the cartridge and holding the diaphragm. A rotation mechanism is operatively configured to the waste disposal device for rotating either the cartridge or the diaphragm while impeding the rotation of the other. The twisting of the flexible sealably encapsulates a waste package inserted into the flexible tubing through an opening in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Stravitz, Richard S. Chomik, Mark Yoho, Stuart Leslie, Taek Kim, Aidan Petrie, Joe Sejnowski
  • Patent number: 8082622
    Abstract: An accessory for a blower having a first end with a connector assembly for connecting the accessory to the blower, a second end for directing air under pressure from the blower, a lower blade portion extending at least partly between the first end and the second end for facilitating a pneumatic shoveling operation, and an upper funnel portion extending at least partly between the first end and the second end for facilitating a pneumatic sweeping operation. The accessory can be selectively connected to the blower via the connector assembly so that the air under pressure from the blower cooperates with the lower blade portion and the upper funnel portion to perform a combined pneumatic shoveling/sweeping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Gus Labrasciano
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    Patent number: D652248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Valderrama, Stuart Naft
  • Patent number: D653680
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: DSI Underground Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Sheeler, Ed Rollandini
  • Patent number: D654173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher John Farrell
  • Patent number: D654595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher John Farrell