Patents Represented by Attorney Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
  • Patent number: 8318071
    Abstract: Method for imparting elasticity to a laminate comprising at least one elastic film having a width and at least one ply of non-woven material secured to the film, particularly through interposition of a bonding material, particularly glue, which comprises the following steps in which: the laminate is unrolled in the form of a web in order to pass it between two sets of toothing, of which the teeth engage in each other in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the laminate in order to thus stretch the laminate in the direction of its width, characterized in that: a tension is imparted to the web in the longitudinal direction or machine direction during its unrolling between the toothing, particularly by providing a tensioner roll, particularly downstream of the sets of toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Aplix
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ducauchuis, Thierry Marche
  • Patent number: 8317496
    Abstract: A motor-fan unit includes an end plate assembly, a motor assembly supported by the end plate assembly, and a shaft rotated by the motor assembly and extending through the end plate assembly. The fan assembly further includes a fan secured to the rotatable shaft which is supported by the end plate assembly. The fan includes a fan disc having a substantially frusto-conical shape, a fan ring having a substantially frusto-conical shape, and a plurality of vanes connecting the fan disc to the fan ring such that the frusto-conical shapes are substantially parallel to one another. A diffuser with a tapered fan side is also provided between the fan and the end plate assembly, wherein the tapered fan side is substantially parallel with the fan disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ametek, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Finkenbinder
  • Patent number: 8317497
    Abstract: A motor-fan unit includes an end plate assembly, a motor assembly supported by the end plate assembly, and a shaft rotated by the motor assembly and extending through the end plate assembly. The fan assembly further includes a discharge shell, a tapered stationary fan which has a concave underside, and a rotating fan secured to the rotatable shaft and disposed between the discharge shell and the stationary fan. The tapered stationary fan includes a fan side which is substantially parallel and aligned with the frusto-conical shape of the fan disc of the rotating fan. A tapered fan shell is supported by the discharge shell and held in place by the stationary fan. A fan shroud secures the stationary fan and the fan shell to the discharge shell to prevent damage to a rotating fan secured to the shaft and positioned between the fan shroud and the stationary fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ametek, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Finkenbinder
  • Patent number: 8312566
    Abstract: A training garment (10) for developing an athlete's inspiratory muscles, comprises a resistance band (12) and adjustment means (13). The resistance band (12) is configured such that when the training garment (10) is in use during the performance of aerobic exercise, the resistance band (12) embraces the athlete's thorax and imparts a resistive load thereto. The adjustment means (13) enable the athlete to vary the applied resistive load. The training garment (10) resists the expansion of the athlete's thorax during the performance of aerobic exercise, but without restricting the athlete's range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Progressive Sports Technologies
    Inventors: Ross John Weir, Michael Peter Caine
  • Patent number: 8311665
    Abstract: When handling paper sheets, the paper sheet present at the uppermost or lowest part of each batch of the paper sheets is assigned as a designated paper sheet, and then intrinsic information on this designated paper sheet is associated with transaction information corresponding to the batch of the paper sheets. Thereafter, a plurality of batches of the paper sheets are stacked, one on another, in a certain number corresponding to transactions, while the intrinsic information on each designated paper sheet is already associated with the corresponding transaction information. Then, such stacked batches of the paper sheets are handled, collectively, by a paper sheet handling system. Thereafter, each recognition result on the plurality of batches of the paper sheets, respectively handled by the paper sheet handling system, is separated by utilizing each designated paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadaaki Uesaka, Hajime Morino, Keishi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8298563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanofibers that produce therapeutic amounts of nitric oxide after a delay period, which allows time to install or implant the device into a patient. The nitric oxide release is thus localized to the area of the organism where NO dosing is indicated. The delay time is achieved by cospinning the NO-producing fiber with a fiber that tends to sequester the former's NO-producing functional groups. Fibers of the present invention may be incorporated into medical devices such as stents or other implantable medical devices to prevent the formation of adhesions or scarring in the area of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Darrell Reneker, Daniel J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8299893
    Abstract: Mobile transmitter configured to control any compatible barrier operator so as to move an access barrier to a closed position based on the change in angular and/or linear position of a carrying device. The mobile transmitter includes a position sensor and an activity sensor to monitor the change in position of the carrying device. Thus, when the angular and/or linear position of the carrying device changes by an amount greater than a predetermined threshold, the mobile transmitter automatically communicates a mobile command signal to the barrier operator commanding it to close the access barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Homerun Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Willis J. Mullet
  • Patent number: 8294847
    Abstract: An optical unit for use in a backlight device of a liquid crystal display apparatus, includes a light-diffusing component to diffract incident light and a light-collecting component having multiple microlenses each having a shape of a hemisphere- or semi-oval-like protrusion on a light-emitting side of the light-collecting component. The components are provided in this order on an optical path of light emitted from a light source of the backlight device. The light-diffusing component includes a diffusing section having a first surface that faces the light source and an opposite second surface, and first and second prisms provided on the first and second surfaces, respectively. Each prism has a cross section like a teeth of a saw. Each first prism has a summit protruding towards the light source. Each second prism has a summit protruding in an opposite direction of the first prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Yamagishi, Shigehiro Masuji, Naoto Hirohata
  • Patent number: 8296799
    Abstract: Received by a program display apparatus are: programs for each of which a receiving time has been determined; digest views corresponding to the programs; and receiving-time information for the programs. The received digest views and receiving-time information are stored in a memory. A moving picture is displayed on a main screen zone of a monitor screen, with the digest views that have been stored in the memory on a sub screen zone of the monitor screen, as being superposed on the moving picture, according to the user's operation. Each digest view is allowed to be displayed on the sub screen zone when a remaining time of the program corresponding the digest view, obtained based on the receiving-time information, is longer than the reference time. The digest view is, however, inhibited from being displayed on the sub screen zone when the remaining time is equal to or shorter than the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 8287180
    Abstract: An enclosure for a blender includes a body portion and a cover. The cover is hingedly attached to the body portion. The body portion of the enclosure includes a metallic foot that mates with the base member of the blender. The base member may include at least one magnet that secures the foot, and therefore body portion, in position by the magnetic force acting upon the foot. A gasket is provided between the foot of the body portion and the base member to completely isolate the enclosure from the base member, and to reduce vibrations in the enclosure during operation of the blender. The body portion of the enclosure may also include gasket strips to seal the enclosure when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Kolar, Robert M. Ulanski
  • Patent number: 8283427
    Abstract: A process for cationically polymerizing olefin monomers in a reaction mixture includes the step of contacting olefin monomers and a catalytically effective amount of an initiating composition containing (A) a heterogeneous perfluoroaryl substituted Lewis acid coinitiator selected from the group consisting of open chain and cyclic aluminoxane compounds or Group 13 perfluoroaryl Lewis acid compounds of formula (III) and (B) an initiator selected from the group consisting of (i) organic compounds, (ii) halogens, (iii) interhalogens; (iv) Brönsted acids, (v) boron halides; (vi) silicon compounds; and (vii) germanium compounds. A novel initiator system is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Stewart P. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8281463
    Abstract: The inventive intermediate fixing element (1) is embodied in one piece by injection moulding and comprises a plate (2) which is substentially flat and comprises a first or top surface and a second or lower surface, at least one anchoring element (6), for example in the form of a herringbone or a tree produced directly by the top surface moulding and hooks (7) which are produced directly by the lower surface moulding and whose shape, sizes and thermoplastic material are selected in such a way that said hooks, after being shaped in a mould and extracted therefrom, substentially recover the initial shape thereof, wherein said hooks are sufficiently flexible in order to be bent during extraction from the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Aplix
    Inventors: Pavel Hammer, Marion Hammer, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8282944
    Abstract: The invention is directed to providing a compound for treating cancer, the compound comprising a metal complex having predetermined characteristics, and which may be incorporated into a polymeric nanoparticle or other delivery system for delivering the metal complex for action on tumor cells. The metal complex for treating cancer wherein the metal complex is a silver(I) salt, a silver(I) macrocyclic metal complex, a silver(I) N-heterocyclic carbene or mixtures thereof. The invention is also directed to a silver(I) macrocyclic metal complex and a silver(I) N-heterocyclic carbine, and methods of treating cancerous cells in a mammal including the steps of administering an effective amount of a silver(I) metal salt, such as by incorporating the material into a biodegradable polymeric nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Wiley J. Youngs, Khadijah Hindi, Doug Medvetz
  • Patent number: 8276901
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes a transport unit having a main transport path and a return transport path, a detection unit arranged at a predetermined detection position in the main transport path, and a controller controlling the transport unit based on the detection result of the detection unit. The controller leads, at the diversion position in the main transport path, a paper sheet transported along the main transport path into the return transport path, transports a subsequent paper sheet along the main transport path, and controls the transportation of the paper sheet and the transportation of the subsequent paper sheet respectively in response to the arrival of the subsequent paper sheet at the detection position such that the paper sheets are stacked into a batch at the joining position of the two transport paths with certain parts of the paper sheets being aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taniguchi, Kaname Kotani
  • Patent number: 8276610
    Abstract: A toilet cistern inlet valve, said inlet valve including an inlet stem connected to a water supply, a canister surrounding said inlet stem, a float canister freely supported on said canister, an annular float adjustably positioned on said float canister, an upper valve body, a pilot diaphragm valve, and a diaphragm filling valve within the upper body whereby during the emptying of the cistern the float canister lowers and contacts an actuator button to contact the pilot diaphragm valve to open the diaphragm filling valve to refill the toilet cistern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Super Star Toilet System Pty Ltd of RSM of Bird Cameron
    Inventor: Peter Henry Broughman
  • Patent number: 8276784
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing that holds first and second refill units, each including a product container and a valve assembly that receives product from the product container. An actuator mechanism associates with the first refill unit and is actuated to force air into the associated valve assembly and dispense product from the valve assembly until such time as the product container associated with that valve assembly is empty. When empty, a float valve of the valve assembly prevents the actuation of the actuator mechanism and forces the actuator mechanism to associate with the second refill unit. While so associated, the first refill unit can be replaced, thus, helping to ensure that the dispenser does not run out of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, David D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8272484
    Abstract: A hydraulic caliper brake including a housing having a first half and a second half and a bridge connecting the housing halves. Each half of the housing includes a bore having a fluid chamber and a piston therein. The caliper brake also includes a fluid network having an inlet port and a bleed port in the first half of the housing, a first channel extending through the bridge and in fluid communication with the inlet port and the fluid chamber in the second half of the housing, and a second channel extending through the bridge and in fluid communication with the fluid chamber in the second half of the housing and the bleed port. A dual-flow passage is provided and is in fluid communication with the fluid chamber in the first half of the housing and the second channel. The fluid chamber in the first half is not in fluid communication with the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ausco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Dennis, Kenneth A. Dodd, Norman D. Crawford, Peter J. Pozivilko
  • Patent number: 8265322
    Abstract: A headphone has a speaker unit with a diaphragm and a driving source that vibrates the diaphragm along a driving axis that passes through the speaker unit. The speaker unit has a first face and an opposing second face along the driving axis. The diaphragm and the driving source are installed in the speaker unit between the first and second faces. First and second weighting members are fixed as being in contact with the first and second faces, respectively. The speaker unit and the weighting members are installed in a housing. At least either of the weighting members is fixed to the housing. The speaker unit is installed in the housing via the weighting members so that the speaker unit is not in direct contact with the housing. The weighting members have a higher specific gravity than the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Takashi Sawada
  • Patent number: D668899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby J. Buell, Matthew J. Archer, Richard E. Corney
  • Patent number: D671346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Zlatic, Ken Siegert, Kathy Rogalla, Alan Adilman, Jeff Stout