Patents Represented by Attorney Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
  • Patent number: 8349282
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of fly ash obtained from an incineration process of a waste incineration plant, in particular for municipal solid waste, whereby fly ash is separated from the incineration process. Furthermore, a method for the operation of a waste incineration plant, in particular for municipal solid waste or the like. The process for the treatment of fly ash is further characterized in that metals and/or metal containing compounds, in particular heavy metals and/or heavy metal containing compounds, are separated from the fly ash, which is separated from the combustion process and preferably non-fractioned, in a separation step and subsequently the fly ash reduced by the metals and/or metal containing compounds is, preferably dosed, mixed with or added to the waste to be incinerated so that the mineral parts of the fly ash, reduced by its metals and/or metal containing compounds, are returned to the combustion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Green Conversion Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Heiner Zwahr
  • Patent number: 8349733
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a substrate with through electrodes, comprising a substrate having through holes, and through electrodes received in the through holes, includes a through electrode formation step of forming the through electrodes on a support plate, a substrate formation step of forming the substrate, a through electrode reception step of stacking the substrate on the support plate 45 and receiving the through electrodes in the through holes, a resin filling step of filling gaps between side surfaces of the through electrodes and inner walls of the through holes of the substrate 11 with a resin, and a support plate removal step of removing the support plate after the resin filling step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaharu Yamano
  • Patent number: 8352119
    Abstract: A vehicle gradient estimating device includes: a vehicle speed sensor which detects a traveling speed of a subject vehicle; an acceleration calculating unit which calculates an acceleration of the subject vehicle on the basis of the traveling speed; an engine load deceleration calculating unit which calculates a deceleration due to an engine load of the subject vehicle; an acceleration correcting unit which corrects the acceleration by using the deceleration; a brake fluid pressure detecting unit which detects a brake fluid pressure of the subject vehicle; and a first gradient estimating unit which estimates a gradient of a road being traveled of the subject vehicle, wherein the first gradient estimating unit estimates the gradient on the basis of a ratio between the brake fluid pressure and the acceleration corrected by the acceleration correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Arai, Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 8347620
    Abstract: A bypass/flushing valve for a hydrostatic system includes a valve body including a central bore, a shuttle valve located in the central bore, and a valve spindle disposed within the central bore. The valve body includes four ports each in communication with the central bore. The shuttle valve blocks flow through the central bore between a first port and a second port. When pressure at the second port is higher than at the first port, the shuttle valve moves to allow flow passage between the first port and the third port. When pressure at the first port is higher than at the second port, the shuttle valve moves to allow flow passages between the second port and a third port. The spindle is movable between a first position to block communication between the second port and the fourth port and a second position to allow for communication between the second port and the fourth port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: White (China) Drive Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Yu, Zhongming Ye, Fugang Li
  • Patent number: 8347697
    Abstract: A surface texture measuring device includes a threshold value storage module configured to store a threshold input through an operation key, a stylus move distance detector configured to detect a move distance in the trace direction of the stylus, a cumulative move distance storage module configured to cumulatively store the move distance of the stylus detected by the stylus move distance detector; and. a notification module (controller) configured to make a comparison between the threshold value stored in the threshold value storage module and the cumulative move distance stored in the cumulative move distance storage module and notifying a user of replacement of the stylus when the cumulative move distance has exceeded the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Sakata, Hiroomi Honda, Hiroyuki Hidaka
  • Patent number: 8348048
    Abstract: A deflection mechanism (1) for a conveying system including a central member (5) with a rolling element (20) that revolves around the central member (5). The rolling element (2) has a plurality of guided rolls (3) which roll within a raceway (13) of the central member (5). The shape of the central member (5) is adjustable such that a deflection angle of the deflection mechanism (1) can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventors: Marco DeAngelis, Erwin Muller
  • Patent number: 8348321
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure for fitting a pillar garnish and a fender panel is provided which surely prevents a space formed in the surface of a vehicle body from being viewed as black. The vehicle body structure includes a resin-made pillar garnish on a front surface side of a pillar of a vehicle body, a steel-made fender panel having an end on an end of the pillar garnish, and a seal member sealing a space between respective ends of the pillar garnish and the fender panel. The pillar garnish has an extending portion which extends in a direction from the end of the pillar garnish to the end of the fender panel. The fender panel has a flange which extends in a direction from the end of the fender panel to the end of the pillar garnish. The seal member is mounted on the extending portion and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Yamazaki, Toshihiko Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 8351225
    Abstract: A system-interconnected inverter connected to a commercial system for supplying AC power, which inverter includes a switching device for turning on and off DC power based on a predetermined duty value to output a voltage whose frequency is the same as that of a system power source and a controller for controlling the switching device. The controller changes the duty value of the switching device in accordance with the value obtained by dividing the maximum value by the effective value of the output current from the switching device measured with the system-interconnected inverter disconnected from the system power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamaji, Takayuki Enomoto
  • Patent number: 8349048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter arrangement comprising a plate-shaped filter holder (12) provided with at least one stem-type protruberance (13) having an opening (11) said filter holder (12) being used to receive a filter element (14) in a sealed manner for each protuberance on the raw gas side of the filter holder. In order to ensure that the filter is changed easily with sufficient filtering safety, each filter element (14) is provided with an adapter collar (15) comprising at least one limb (15B; 15D) parallel to the protruberances. Said limb can be placed, from the raw gas side, inside or over the protruberance. A sealing arrangement (16) provided comprises sealing elements (16A, 16B) which are parallel to both the plates and to the protruberances and are used for the at least partial join between the protruberance and the adapter collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Volkmann GmbH
    Inventor: Thilo Volkmann
  • Patent number: 8347550
    Abstract: The present invention comprises greenhouse comprising a frame provided with columns and with parallel, equally spaced girders supported by said columns, as well as a roof supported by said columns and with at least one wall, said greenhouse comprising a screen device along the roof, which screen device comprises a number of screens, a screen (1) being connected, via first connecting means, to a girder on a first longitudinal side and being connected, via second connecting means, to a front bar (2) extending parallel to the girders on a second longitudinal side opposite said first longitudinal side, which front bar is movable in a direction transversely to its longitudinal direction between an open position and a closed position, said second connecting means comprising a lace element (3) connected to the screen near a longitudinal edge of the screen and a lace chamber (4) associated with the front bar, which lace chamber extends parallel to the longitudinal direction of the front bar, in which lace element is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Peter Dekker Installaties B.V.
    Inventor: Rene Cornelis Johannes De Koning
  • Patent number: 8344652
    Abstract: An optical measuring apparatus including: a measuring apparatus body, a lighting unit, a lighting controller. The lighting unit is demountably mounted on the measuring apparatus and has an LED as a light source. The lighting controller is configured to control the lighting unit according to a light intensity command value. The lighting unit includes a storage unit in which a calibration value is stored. The calibration value generates a light intensity corresponding to the light intensity command value. The lighting controller is configured to read calibration values corresponding to the light intensity command value out from the storage unit of the lighting unit upon receipt of the light intensity command value, and controls the LED on the basis of the calibration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ochi, Naoki Shirai
  • Patent number: 8342047
    Abstract: An anti-backup device for a power conveyor system is provided and includes a mounting plate, a mounting shaft, a spline cut cog, a multi-position cam, and a bias spring. Both the spline cut cog and the multi-position cam have multiple teeth that engage each other to permit rotation of the multi-position cam in a forward direction and prevent rotation of the multi-position cam in a backward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodger Lusch
  • Patent number: 8342610
    Abstract: A green concrete saw that allows for precise adjustment of a height of a circular saw blade is provided. The saw provides for the circular saw blade to be secured to a front end of a mainframe mounted on an undercarriage. A major height adjustment is performed by adjusting the height of the mainframe relative to the undercarriage. Further, the undercarriage supports wheels for the saw, and a fine height adjustment is performed by adjusting the height of a front end of the undercarriage relative to the ground through the use of an eccentric front axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Diamond Products, Limited
    Inventors: Martin D. Marsic, Jeffrey A. Gray
  • Patent number: 8342593
    Abstract: An anti-extremity pinch garnish for preventing pinching of extremities between a hinged edge portion of a vehicle closure and an adjacent portion of a vehicle body to which the vehicle closure is pivotally mounted includes a first portion secured to the vehicle body adjacent an opening defined therein and a second portion integral with said first portion and configured to obstruct entry of an extremity between the hinged edge portion of the closure and the adjacent portion of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ruby, III, Michael E. Franz
  • Patent number: 8342235
    Abstract: A counter-flow heat exchanger for a vehicle air conditioning system includes a first lateral tank having an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. The first lateral tank includes an inlet port fluidly connected to the inlet chamber and an outlet port fluidly connected to the outlet chamber. The outlet port is positioned adjacent an uppermost portion of the first lateral tank for reducing air pockets. A second lateral tank is laterally spaced apart from the first lateral tank. A first set of tubes fluidly connects the inlet chamber of the first lateral tank to the second lateral tank. A second of tubes fluidly connects the second lateral tank to the outlet chamber of the first lateral tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kanemaru, Shinji Kakizaki
  • Patent number: 8344869
    Abstract: A vehicle system that can overcome at least some of the aforementioned shortcomings includes tire sensors mounted in, on or adjacent respective tires of the vehicle, LF antennas including a door-mounted antenna on a door of the vehicle, a receiver mounted on the vehicle, a door switch associated with the door having the door-mounted antenna mounted thereto, and an ECU in communication with the antennas, the receiver and the door switch. Each tire sensor is configured to transmit a signal and to detect an LF field. Each LF antenna is configured to transmit an LF tire sensor wake up field to wake up respective tire sensors. The receiver is configured to receive signals transmitted from the tire sensors. The door switch is configured for determining whether the door is open. The ECU is configured to receive identification signals from the respective tire sensors via the RF receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian K. Lickfelt
  • Patent number: 8345749
    Abstract: A method and a system for spatial scalable region of interest transcoding of JPEG2000 coded video frames for video surveillance systems. Based on a user defined ROI, the method transcodes HD frames into images in moderate resolution with a ROI in HD resolution. The transcoder extracts all packets belonging to the ROI or the lower resolution levels of the background from the JPEG2000 bitstream. Non-ROI packets of higher resolution levels are replaced by empty packets. The ROI is tracked using a mean shift algorithm to guarantee that always the correct image details are extracted in high resolution. Since the transcoding is performed by extracting and replacing packets of the codestream, an expensive re-encoding of the code-stream is not required. Thus, the transcoding technique is of low complexity and shows a short processing time. Combining the transcoding technique with mean shift tracking leads to a powerful video transcoding technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: iAd Gesellschaft für Informatik, Automatisierung und Datenverarbeitung mbH
    Inventors: Katharina Quast, Andre Kaup, Hermann Hampel
  • Patent number: 8342863
    Abstract: A connector, and printed circuit board foot pattern for a connector which can efficiently transmit a high-speed differential signal are provided. In a connector 1, a contact group 30 includes at least paired adjacent signal contacts SC-SC, and non-paired contacts GC which are placed on both adjacent sides or one adjacent side of the paired signal contacts. The contacts are arranged so that the distance W1 between the paired signal contacts SC-SC is shorter than the distance W2 between adjacent signal and non-paired contacts SC-GC, thereby enhancing the differential coupling force between the paired signal contacts SC-SC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Toshiharu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 8338289
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip includes a semiconductor substrate, a through via provided in a through hole that passes through the semiconductor substrate, insulating layers laminated on the semiconductor substrate, a multi-layered wiring structure having a first wiring pattern and a second wiring pattern, and an external connection terminal provided on an uppermost layer of the multi-layered wiring structure, wherein the through via and the external connection terminal are connected electrically by the second wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Murayama, Mitsutoshi Higashi
  • Patent number: D673384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jianhua Yang