Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Paul & Paul
  • Patent number: 8347462
    Abstract: A sliding and rotating hinge module for supporting a display screen or the like, includes a bracket, a slider and a support member. The slider is capable of sliding movement relative to said bracket and said support member is capable of pivotal movement relative to said slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Lowry, Mark Cooper
  • Patent number: 8349435
    Abstract: An asphalt-based sheet roofing material includes capsules on its upper surface. When struck, as by hailstones, the capsules break to release a film forming fluid that spreads over the surface to heal the damage created by the hailstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8350240
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for generating and detecting coherent electromagnetic radiation (8) in the THz frequency range, comprising an optically parametric oscillator (2) for generating electromagnetic radiation in the THz frequency range (8). To provide a device for generating and detecting electromagnetic radiation in the THz frequency range it is proposed in accordance with the invention that it has a coherent phase-sensitive detector (3, 21) for detecting intensity and phase of the electromagnetic radiation (8) generated by the optically parametric oscillator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat
    Inventors: Torsten Loeffler, Hartmut G. Roskos, René Beigang
  • Patent number: 8336931
    Abstract: A T-handle actuator has one or more retractable ball bearings for selectively engaging a socket to operate a latch mechanism. The ball bearings are allowed to retract using a pushbutton for removal of the actuator from the socket. A latch mechanism is operated by rotationally moving a drive plug. The drive plug can be a socket that can be engaged by the T-handle actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Lee Cotton, Brian P. Vogeding
  • Patent number: 8337188
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a shingle, together with the shingle made thereby, is provided, in which one or more thermoplastic materials are extruded or co-extruded to form an extrudate, with the extrudate being cut into a preliminary shingle shape, which is allowed to dissipate heat, and then is delivered to a compression mold, wherein the preliminary shingle shape is compression molded to substantially its final dimensions and is then discharged from the mold and allowed to cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin MacKinnon, Robert E. Dodd, Joong Youn Kim, Douglas H. Wylie
  • Patent number: 8330111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for detecting millimeter waves, having at least one field effect transistor with a source, a drain, a gate, a gate-source contact, a source-drain channel, and a gate-drain contact. Compared to a similar such device, the problem addressed by the present invention, among others, is that of providing a device which enables the provision of a field effect transistor for detecting the power and/or phase of electromagnetic radiation in the Thz frequency range. In order to create such a device, it is suggested according to the invention, that a device be provided which has an antenna structure wherein the field effect transistor is connected to the antenna structure in such a manner that an electromagnetic signal received by the antenna structure in the THz range is fed into the field effect transistor via the gate-source contact, and wherein the field effect transistor and the antenna structure are arranged together on a single substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt A.M.
    Inventors: Erik Öjefors, Peter Haring Bolivar, Hartmut G. Roskos, Ullrich Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 8323440
    Abstract: A process for making a plurality of hip, ridge or rake shingles, and the shingles produced thereby and stacks and packages of such shingles are provided. An adhesive impregnated mat is moved longitudinally, and granules are provided onto adhesive, in predetermined bands. An overlay band of adhesive, continuous or discontinuous is provided, with granules thereon, increasing the thickness of the shingle material being made, in predetermined bands, relative to the remainder of the shingle material. The shingle material is slit longitudinally, and one portion can be laminated to another portion, preferably creating a multiple-ply laminated shingle material with thickened overlay portions and optionally with shadow line portions. The material is then slit longitudinally, and cut transversely into a plurality of hip, ridge or rake shingles, which may be individually separated from each other, or which may comprise a plurality of connected together shingles. The shingles are then stacked and wrapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Koch, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8319093
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes an encapsulated photovoltaic element and an infrared transmissive decorative overlay simulating conventional roofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 8307522
    Abstract: A machine tool and pallet standby station using a crane for changing a pallet between a table or pallet mounting table (27) of the machine tool and the pallet standby station are provided. The table (27) includes a plurality of guide pins (31) having tapered front ends, a plurality of elevatable lift pins (35) having spherical front ends, and a plurality of taper cones (37) having tapered outer peripheral surfaces. On the other hand, the pallet (P) includes at least two brackets (39) attached so as to project in the side directions from the two side surfaces of the pallet, and each bracket is formed with a guide hole (41) into which a guide pin (31) is inserted for rough positioning of the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8307599
    Abstract: A molded synthetic polymer based shingle is provided as is a roof made up of underlying and overlying of courses of such shingles. The shingles are generally rigid and are provided with upwardly protruding moisture guards on the upper surfaces of their headlap portions, for guarding against wind-blown moisture entering fastener locations at which fasteners are used to attach shingles to a roof. The moisture guards may be of various configurations and by either completely or incompletely surround the fastener locations. Shields having recesses for receiving moisture guards therein, or other downward projections, may be provided at under surface locations of the shingles in cooperative engagement for further protection against moisture penetration and for facilitating alignment of shingles relative to other shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8302358
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8300305
    Abstract: Crystals of the yttrium/aluminium/borate family are used for producing UV light. To produce UV light with the described crystal family a crystal of the family AxM1-xX3(BO3)4, wherein both A and also M stand for an element from the group Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu, A?M and X is selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, Sc and 0?x?1, is used as a non-linear optical element to produce light of a wavelength of less than 0.450 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Forschungsinstitut fur Mineralische und Metallische Werkstoffe Edelstein/Edelmetalle GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Rytz, Andreas Gross, Sophie Vernay, Volker Wesemann
  • Patent number: 8298655
    Abstract: An exterior surface covering has a colored outer layer that transmits infrared radiation and an inner layer with a thermochromic pigment that absorbs heat at low temperature and reflects at high temperatures. The outer layer conceals the color change of the thermochromic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8296313
    Abstract: A method for controlling a relational database system, with a query statement comprised of keywords being analyzed, with the RTN being formed of independent RTN building blocks. Each RTN building block has an inner, directed decision graph which is defined independently from the inner, directed decision graphs of the other RTN building blocks with at least one decision position along at least one decision path. The inner decision graphs of all RTN building blocks are run by means of the keywords in a selection step and all possible paths of this decision graph are followed until either no match with the respectively selected path is determined by the decision graph and the process is interrupted, or the respectively chosen path is run until the end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Mediareif Moestl & Reif Kommunikations-und Informationstechnologien OEG
    Inventor: Matthias Moestl
  • Patent number: 8281520
    Abstract: A hip, ridge or rake shingle comprised of a plurality of panels sandwiched on each panel portion side of a layer of shingle material, such that each panel portion can be folded along a fold line, and wherein tabs are provided for each panel portion, adapted to be bent backwardly upon themselves, sandwiching thickening panels therebetween. The shingles can be laid up on a hip, ridge or rake of a roof, to yield desirable thickened features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Quaranta, Stephen A. Koch, Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs, Karen L. Steele
  • Patent number: 8281539
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8277602
    Abstract: To ensure a uniform flow over the surface of a product W, an apparatus is provided for the wet chemical treatment of the product W that is disposed in the apparatus 100. This apparatus comprises at least one flow member 150 that includes respectively at least one paddle-like flow element 155, wherein at least one flow member 155 is disposed situated opposite the surface of the product W and is moveable substantially parallel to the surface of the product W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Dünnebeil, Heinz Klingl
  • Patent number: D669602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D670007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D670008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins