Patents Represented by Attorney Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
  • Patent number: 8348101
    Abstract: A locking dispenser to dispense material from a replaceable refill container maintains a lock assembly having a plurality of spring-biased plungers configured in accordance with a predetermined lock parameter. The refill container carries a collar that includes a plurality of markers configured in accordance with a predetermined key parameter. Thus, when a refill container having a key parameter that is compatible with the lock parameter of the key block is installed at the dispenser, the plungers transition from a locked state to an unlocked state to enable the movement of an actuator, which when depressed by a user, results in the dispensement of material from the refill container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Aaron Ronald Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8348109
    Abstract: The resin nozzle adapted for storing resin set bolts into ceilings and walls of a mine by injecting a resin sausage into a pre-drilled bolt hole, the said nozzle including: a spring that defines a passage to which resin sausages may be passed there-through; a nozzle tip connectable to the same defined passage, said nozzle adapted to extend into a pre-drilled bolt hole; and a connector member adapted to be fastened onto the tuck bolting equipment to which the resin sausages may be ejected there-from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Dene Williams
  • Patent number: 8348636
    Abstract: A wave energy converter for compressing air from the movement of waves of a body of water is provided. The wave energy converter includes a middle cylinder upon which an upper cylinder slides thereon and in which a lower cylinder slides therewithin. An upper and lower compression chamber disposed within the upper and lower cylinders allows air to be drawn therewithin and compressed when the upper and lower cylinders are moved relative to the middle cylinder as waves progress through their wavelength from crest to trough and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Terry L. Spidell
  • Patent number: 8350706
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance monitoring system provides a dispenser that is associated with a data collection unit that collects dispensing events, such as the dispensement of material from the dispenser, which occurs during time segments of a predetermined duration. The hygiene event monitoring system also includes a portable data acquisition unit that is in wireless communication with the data collection unit of the dispenser. As such, when the data acquisition unit is brought within the range of reception of the data collection unit, the hygiene compliance data and time segment information are transmitted to the data acquisition unit and stored at a portable memory unit, which is removable. As such, the hygiene compliance data stored on the portable memory unit can be readily transferred to any desired computing device for analysis and report generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Todd J. Cartner, Chip Curtis
  • Patent number: 8344170
    Abstract: A poly(cyclosiloxane) network comprises the hydrosilation reaction product of a cyclosiloxane of the formula (I) wherein R and R2 are the same or different for each siloxane moiety of hydrogen, an alkyl group, an aryl group, and a cycloalkyl group, and wherein n is an integer from 3 to 8, wherein the cyclosiloxanes are joined by moieties selected from the group consisting of oxygen atoms, linear silanols, branched silanols, halosilanes, alkoxysilanes, vinyl silanes, allyl silanes, vinyl siloxanes, and allyl siloxanes, wherein the Si—O bonds of the cyclosiloxanes are substantially unrearranged compared to the cyclosiloxane precursors of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kennedy, Pious Kurian
  • Patent number: 8337742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method for electrospinning fibers wherein the fiber-spinning solution is infused with gas bubbles which travel through the electrospinning fluid, causing the bubbles to be coated with electrospinning solution. The coated bubbles, in turn, in response to an applied electrical force, generate jets of the electrospinning fluid that travel away from the bubble surface. The invention further relates to the fibers formed by this bubble-jet process and to products made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Jakapon Sunthornvarabhas, Darrell H. Reneker, George G. Chase
  • Patent number: 8339499
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus has a touch sensor provided with a first touching zone including at least a second touching zone and a third touching zone, the second and third touching zones being allocated with different functions. The electronic apparatus is controlled to perform a specific function assigned to a specific touching zone that is the second or the third touching zone when there is a first touch input at first through the specific touching zone and continuously perform the specific function even if there is a second touch input that follows the first touch input, through either the second or the third touching zone that is not the specific touching zone, as long as there is a continuous touch input through the first touching zone from the first to the second touch input with no intermission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Ohuchi
  • Patent number: 8336715
    Abstract: The banknote processing device 100 includes a first upper stacking unit 102a that is provided at an upper position of the banknote processing device and stacks rejected notes; a second upper stacking unit 102b that is provided adjacent to the first upper stacking unit and stacks banknotes other than the rejected notes; first to fourth lower stacking units 106a-106d that are arranged in parallel at lower positions of the banknote processing device and stack banknotes of at least one specific denomination; and a controller 111 that controls the transport unit to transport the banknote to the first upper stacking unit when a recognition result is a rejected note, and to transport the banknote to one of the second upper stacking unit and the first to fourth lower stacking units when the recognition result is not a rejected note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Koga, Osamu Ito, Masakazu Miwa, Kouichi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8339097
    Abstract: A non-contact power transfer apparatus includes a power transmission unit including a power transmission coil, a power transmission circuit, a current detection circuit, and a unit detection means and a first microcomputer with a control circuit for controlling each of the circuits. The non-contact power transfer apparatus also includes a power reception unit having a power reception coil, a rectification smoothing circuit, a series regulator, a charge battery unit with a rechargeable battery, a switching element for pulse-charging and a second microcomputer with a control circuit for controlling the series regulator and the switching element. As such, the power reception unit receives power via the power reception coil, while the rectification smoothing circuit and series regulator generate a set voltage. The set voltage is used to start the second microcomputer to apply an initial reset and a pulse pattern as an ID authentication pattern to the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toko, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kojima, Hiroshi Furuya
  • Patent number: 8339536
    Abstract: A display module is equipped with a display panel having a display screen for displaying images on a front side of the panel. A panel chassis is provided on a rear side of the display panel with respect to the display screen. The display module is assembled with a plurality of fixing members. Each fixing member has a panel holder to hold the display panel as covering a portion of a periphery of the display screen and a chassis coupling member coupled to the panel chassis so that the display panel is interposed between the panel holder and the panel chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Michitaka Sakamoto, Shigehiro Masuji, Hidetoshi Ishibashi, Takenori Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 8339518
    Abstract: Low frequency components are extracted from a video signal for pixels in a specific area of an image carried by the signal. The low frequency components are allocated, based on luminance components of the signal, to gradations ranging from maximum to minimum levels exhibited by the luminance components, luminance histogram data being produced indicating the frequency of gradations for the pixels. The gradations are allocated to the pixels based on the luminance components to produce high-frequency component histogram data indicating the frequency of gradations for specific pixels each carrying a high frequency component. The luminance histogram data is corrected in accordance with the frequency of gradations in the high-frequency component histogram data to produce corrected luminance histogram data. A gradation correction curve is produced for correcting the gradations exhibited by the signal using the corrected data. The luminance components are corrected based on the correction curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Kida, Kenji Kubota
  • Patent number: 8336791
    Abstract: An insert assembly for use in a nozzle, the insert assembly including a sleeve and a fitting. The sleeve includes a first end and a second end, a tapered opening in the first end, and a bore extending from the second end. The fitting is positioned within the bore and includes an orifice therethrough. The tapered opening terminates at an inner opening that is in fluid communication with the orifice to allow fluid to flow through the nozzle insert. The sleeve may be made of stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: J.M. Parish Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Parish
  • Patent number: 8333605
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for locking two electrical connectors together is provided, the apparatus comprising: a first assembly comprising a locking member having a radially extending element; a collar with a through hole for receiving the locking member; and a spring positioned between the locking member and the collar, and a second assembly comprising a retaining member having a guide channel such that in use the radially extending element of the locking member is adapted to cooperate with the guide channel to form a bayonet type connection and lock the first assembly and second assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Harwin Plc.
    Inventors: Andrew McQuilken, Mark Plested, Scott Flower
  • Patent number: 8332114
    Abstract: A braking system (1) for an aircraft which includes a by-pass control system (9) for activation when undemanded braking or loss of braking is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Meggitt Aerospace Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew Whittingham
  • Patent number: 8330572
    Abstract: A multiple barrier control system includes a plurality of barrier operators configured to move associated access barriers between limit positions. Each of the barrier operators are enabled to communicate with one or more local transmitters. The local transmitters may maintain an all-close button, an all-open button, and an all-stop button, which are associated with corresponding functions maintained by the barrier operators. Upon the actuation of one of the buttons, the associated function is simultaneously carried out by each of the associated barrier operators. Additionally, a portable network control may invoke the simultaneous control of functions at each of the barrier operators via an associated communication network. Moreover, scenes may be created wherein the barrier operators and other accessories, such as lights and appliances, may be moved or actuated to a desired status upon actuation of a scene button on either the local transmitter or the portable network control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Homerun Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Rodriguez, James S. Murray
  • Patent number: 8327516
    Abstract: A punch tool includes a housing, a ram bar, and a floating punch assembly. The housing includes a cap having a lip defining an opening, and elongated slots. The floating punch assembly includes a floating punch having a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion with ledges formed at the intersection of the three portions. One ledge is larger than the opening in the cap. The floating punch also includes a bore, and a retaining pin extends through the slots in the housing and the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Summit Tool Company
    Inventor: Roger Kliskey
  • Patent number: 8329758
    Abstract: This invention relates to an antimicrobial skin sanitizing composition for disinfecting skin, and particularly, hands. The composition contains at least 60 percent of an aliphatic alcohol having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, from about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of a thickening agent, and an effective amount of a GRAS or amino acid neutralizer to neutralize the thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuf Ali, Ronald A. Barnhart, Mojgan Cline
  • Patent number: 8323483
    Abstract: An optimized system for conserving energy used in the process of reverse osmosis which creates, controls and measures a virtual septum within an energy recovery work exchanger, multiple-orifice distribution plates, vessels of varying sizes and tanks placed at optimum elevations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Arne Fritdjof Myran, Fernando Javier Perez-Fernandez, Ragnar Lyng
  • Patent number: 8323633
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of inactivating non-enveloped virus particles. The method includes the step of contacting the virus with a virucidally-enhanced alcoholic composition that includes an alcohol, and an enhancer selected from the group consisting of cationic oligomers and polymers, proton donors, chaotropic agents, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Snyder, David R. Macinga, James W. Arbogast
  • Patent number: D672986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Whiteside Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Kirt E. Whiteside, Shane Obitts, Kristin C. Mays