Patents Represented by Attorney Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7467785
    Abstract: A carburetor includes a fuel and air mixing passage with a throttle valve therein, and a bore with a valve therein defining in part a valve actuation chamber and a separate fuel and air mixing chamber in communication with the fuel and air mixing passage at a location downstream of the throttle valve. A fuel passage and an air passage are in communication with the fuel and air mixing chamber. A purge apparatus is in communication with the valve actuation chamber and is operable to move the valve to an open position to open the fuel and air passages to the fuel and air mixing chamber such that a fuel and air mixture may flow from the fuel and air mixing chamber to the fuel and air mixing passage downstream of the throttle valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew A. Braun
  • Patent number: 7465137
    Abstract: A fastener element (16) has a head section (18), a threaded shank section (17) with threads (20) at a pitch and a distal end section (22). A retention device (24) is secured to the distal end section and is engageable with a fastener receiving member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: MNP Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Dietz, Richard S. Brown, Charles Earl Abbate, Chris Fenech
  • Patent number: 7462402
    Abstract: A punch, apparatus and method for forming opposing holes in a hollow part, and a part formed therefrom. The punch includes an end portion adapted to pierce an entry hole and bend material around the entry hole to form a retained slug along an inner edge of the entry hole. The punch also includes an enlarging portion adapted to enter the entry hole after the end portion to enlarge the entry hole by bending the slug and additional material towards the interior? of the part. The punch has a length greater than a cross-section of the part such that further advancement of the punch through the part punches an exit hole in the part opposite the entry hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Vari-Form Inc.
    Inventors: Jose U. Coelho, David J. Dunn, Martin L. Bliss
  • Patent number: 7458619
    Abstract: A pipe clamp that enables two pipes to be loosely connected together in a desired axially-aligned and rotationally-aligned configuration prior to tightening of the clamp. The pipe clamp includes a band having a first end and a second end, and a tightening mechanism connected to the band for drawing the ends of the band together. The pipe clamp further includes a latch having a base portion attached to the band and a clip portion that snaps over a button welded to the pipe to temporarily hold the clamp in place on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Breeze-Torca Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott T Cassel, Michael E Amedure, Brian T Ignaczak
  • Patent number: 7458156
    Abstract: The effects of an air bearing may be augmented in various ways in order to assist in the automated assembly of valve spools into valve bores. Such augmentation may be achieved by agitating one end of the valve spool with sequentially applied pulses of pressurized air as the spool is being lowered into the valve body, increasing the effective length of the valve spool so that the agitation can be applied to the spool when the spool is partially inserted into the body, varying the position of the valve spool while the spool is being inserted into the valve body to expose a length of the spool to the pulses of pressurized air, and applying an oscillating vibration to the fixture that supports the valve body to dislodge a spool that has become jammed in the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Lamb Assembly and Test, LLC
    Inventors: Orrin Pierce Beggs, Lane Matthew Johnson, Jeffery Wayne Berg
  • Patent number: 7455569
    Abstract: A grinding and polishing machine, in particular for lenses, has at least one tool spindle and at least one workpiece. The tool spindle is constructed to hold a respective tool on the same axis at both ends and is mounted in a spindle housing which can be pivoted about a pivot axis arranged at right angles to the tool spindle in order to provide in each case one tool for machining engagement and also at various defined angle positions with respect to the workpiece spindle. A drive arranged on the pivot axis pivotably moves the tool spindle about the pivot axis for the desired machining engagement and rotates the tool about the pivot axis into the various angle positions with respect to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Holger Schäfer, Joachim Diehl, Lothar Urban
  • Patent number: 7455808
    Abstract: A method of making a container preform includes providing a mold core having at least one surface recess in the form of negative-mold indicia, and molding a preform around the core such that the preform has internal raised indicia formed by the at least one recess in the core. The preform preferably subsequently is blow-molded to form a container having the raised indicia on an inside surface of the container. This raised indicia on the inside surface of the container may be viewed from outside of the container to confirm that the container is genuine. In accordance with various embodiments of the disclosure, the raised internal indicia may be on the bottom wall, sidewall, shoulder and/or neck of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Meyer, Donald P. Delagrange
  • Patent number: 7455518
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for injection molding an article including a radially extending child resistant feature. Finish block halves are provided that include a pocket and that are closable together to form a neck-finish mold cavity. Mold body halves are provided that include a core portion and that are closable together to form a body mold cavity. The core portion is advanceable toward the pocket to cooperate therewith to define a cavity for forming the child resistant feature. The core portion may be integrally formed into one or more of the mold body halves, or may be separately mounted and relatively movable with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: Albert R. Anctil, Richard L. Allen, Tasadduq Hussain
  • Patent number: 7448358
    Abstract: A control system for a low cost, light duty combustion engine, where the control system generally utilizes an engine speed input signal and independent operating sequences to determine a desired ignition timing. There are several independent operating sequences, each one of which is designed to optimally control the engine under certain conditions. These operating sequences include a Cranking sequence, a Warm Up sequence, a Normal Mode sequence, an Acceleration sequence, a Come Down sequence, a Recovery Bump sequence, and a Part Throttle sequence. During idling conditions, the Normal Mode sequence uses rapid changes in the ignition timing to maintain the engine speed in a small, idle engine speed range. By utilizing these operational sequences, the control system improves the performance of a low cost, light duty engine across a wide array of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Martin N. Andersson, Kevin P. Born, Michael P. Burns, George M. Pattullo
  • Patent number: 7441950
    Abstract: Providing a probe for an electronic clinical thermometer, which can measure a surface temperature and a deep body temperature of a human body securely in short time, the probe includes a cylindrical housing, a bottomed metal pipe fitted into a top end of the cylindrical housing, and a substrate having two thin-film heat-sensitive elements arranged perpendicularly on an inner wall of the bottomed metal pipe so as to fix one side edge of the substrate tightly on the inner wall. By measuring heat flux between the two thin-film heat-sensitive elements, the surface and the deep body temperatures of the human body can be predicted by applying the measured values into a heat conduction equation without waiting the sensor to reach in heat balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Ishizuka Electronics, Corp.
    Inventors: Jun Kamiyama, Shigeru Takada
  • Patent number: 7441718
    Abstract: A wood chipper or grinder includes counter rotating upper and lower feed drums driven by a hydraulic motor at variable fluid pressure to produce variable torque to the feed drums. Wood debris fed to a gap between the rollers is advanced toward a grinder or chipper to reduce the material. A hydraulic feed control system operates off the variable hydraulic pressure associated with the motor and, in an automatic mode, exerts more or less downward clamping pressure on the upper feed drum with changes in pressure to the motor. The system sets an upper limit on the clamping pressure in the automatic mode which can be overridden manually if necessary to apply greater downward force than that achievable in the automatic mode. The upper feed drum can also be manually raised if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Morbark, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony H. Seaman, Daniel J. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 7441311
    Abstract: A T-bolt pipe clamp of the quick-attach type in which a head portion of the T-bolt can be inserted into or removed from one of the connecting ends of the clamp. The clamp has first and second loop ends that are drawn together during tightening by a T-bolt fastener. The first loop end has a latch insert that accepts the head portion of the T-bolt and provides additional strength to the loop end. The latch insert can include a tab to help guide the T-bolt into the loop end and thereafter prevent it from too easily disengaging the loop end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Breeze-Torca Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Lovgren, Drew A. Demangone, Michael E. Amedure
  • Patent number: 7440814
    Abstract: A method for auto-calibration of at least one tool (36) in a single point turning machine (10) used for manufacturing in particular ophthalmic lenses (L) is proposed, in which a test piece of special, predetermined geometry is cut with the tool and then probed to obtain probe data. The method subsequently uses the probe data to mathematically and deterministically identify the necessary tool/machine calibration corrections in two directions (X, Y) and three directions (X, Y, Z), respectively, of the machine. Finally these corrections can be applied numerically to all controllable and/or adjustable axes (B, F1, X, Y) of the machine in order to achieve a (global) tool/machine calibration applicable to all work pieces within the machines operating range. As a result two-dimensional (2D) tool/machine calibration and three-dimensional (3D) tool/machine calibration, respectively, can be performed in a reliable and economic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Satisloh GmbH
    Inventors: Edward McPherson, Marc Savoie
  • Patent number: 7438097
    Abstract: A comminuting machine rotor assembly comprising rotors carried by a shaft for conjoint rotation with the shaft, hammer heads carried by the rotors and extending radially outwardly from the shaft, and hammer inserts releasably attached to respective ones of the hammer heads. There is a wear material coating over at least a first cutting edge of an insert body of each insert. The first cutting edge of each insert body is defined by a front facet generally facing the direction of assembly rotation, a radially outer end facet adjacent the front facet, and an intervening radially distal corner of the hammer insert formed at the intersection of the front and end facets. The front and end facets are disposed at a relative angle of greater than 60 degrees to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Morbark, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin R. Davis
  • Patent number: RE40537
    Abstract: A glass-sealed electrical fitting for an automotive fuel tank is mounted on a flange which supports an internal fuel pump and fuel level sensor within the fuel tank. In one form, the glass seal surrounds a plurality of pins longitudinally disposed within an elongated housing which penetrates a fuel tank wall. An outer surface of the housing engages rigidly to the flange, and an inner surface of the housing engages to the glass seal. In another form each pin is sealed to a housing by a separate glass seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Gilmour
  • Patent number: D579372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Bulgari S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Bulgari
  • Patent number: D580811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Bulgari S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Bulgari
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    Patent number: D582291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Bulgari S.p.A.
    Inventor: Thierry de Baschmakoff
  • Patent number: D583236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: D583237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Fuchs