Patents Represented by Attorney Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
  • Patent number: 8249698
    Abstract: General diagnostic and real-time application of digital Hermite functions allows features to be extracted from a measured signal through expansion of the measured signal. Specifically, the digital Hermite functions represent the shape of the measured signal in a set of vectors derived from a symmetrical tridiagonal matrix. This allows for efficient computation of the Hermite expansion coefficients, in real-time, to represent the expanded signal. The signal expansion also allows any artifacts, such as noise, to be isolated and removed, allowing the underlying signal of interest to be revealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Dale H. Mugler, Soumyadipta Acharya, Raghavan Gopalakrishnan, Anandi Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 8245879
    Abstract: A touch-free dispenser includes a dispenser controller coupled to a memory unit, which includes a database of previously-stored vein patterns. A vein-pattern sensor maintained by the dispenser images the unique vein pattern of a user's hand without contact. The imaged vein pattern is subsequently compared with stored vein patterns, such that if there is a match, the dispenser proceeds to dispense material, such as soap, from a refill container. Alternatively, if there is no match between the imaged vein pattern and the stored vein patterns, the dispenser enters a learn mode to allow the imaged vein pattern to be added to the database. Data associated with the use of the dispenser is also collected during its operation, which is stored and associated with the imaged vein patterns for subsequent analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 8240508
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) dispenser that includes low cost electronic components that can read and write to the tag of a refill cartridge. In one embodiment, the reader utilizes a multi band pass filter to convert the radio frequency identification into a digital signal that is processed by a controller to perform a dispensing function representative to the code of the tag. In another embodiment, the controller utilizes an internal comparator to convert the radio frequency identification into a digital signal that is processed by a controller to perform a dispensing function representative to the code of the tag. The dispenser in both embodiments also includes a pair of transistors that write to the RFID tag of the refill cartridge. A dispenser according to the invention also includes the capability to read and/or write to tags upon cartridges employed by the dispenser, and augmenting the operation of the dispenser as a function thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Aaron R. Reynolds, Chip W. Curtis, Dale Liff, Jason Amistadi
  • Patent number: 8243217
    Abstract: A system for selectively revealing indicia to an observer comprises a transitioning window having a receiving surface and a viewing surface. The receiving surface is positioned in optical communication with an indicia holder that is configured to removably retain indicia, such as information content. During operation, the transitioning window transitions from a substantially opaque state to a substantially transparent state so as to reveal or otherwise display the indicia to an observer via the viewing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Allen Pelfrey
  • Patent number: 8240009
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a non-woven fiber assembly comprising one or more fibers wherein each fiber contains: a hydrophilic component; and an elastomeric component, and wherein the non-woven fiber assembly further comprises an adhesive component. In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to a non-woven fiber assembly comprising one or more fibers wherein each fiber contains: a hydrophilic component; an elastomeric component; and an adhesive component, wherein the hydrophilic component, the elastomeric component and the adhesive component are all contained within each fiber. Also disclosed is a method of making the afore-mentioned non-woven fiber assemblies. Additionally, a medical dressing made from the non-woven fiber assemblies of the present invention is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The University Of Akron
    Inventors: Daniel J. Smith, Darrell H. Reneker
  • Patent number: 8235382
    Abstract: A paper sheet stacking apparatus includes: a feeding unit 26 configured to feed in paper sheets one by one from outside; a rotary body 10 including a holding member 16 for holding the paper sheet fed in by the feeding unit 26, the rotary body 10 being configured to be rotated with the paper sheet being held by the holding member 16, so as to transport the paper sheet along a rotational direction of the rotary body 10; and a stacking unit 32 on which the paper sheets transported by the rotary body 10 are stacked on one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taniguchi, Kaname Kotani
  • Patent number: 8234802
    Abstract: A mountable display for a temporary vehicle tag is provided. The display includes a transparent envelope adapted to receive a paper tag overlayed upon a reinforcement board or card. The envelope may have an adhesively coated flap extending from an open end thereof, the flap being adapted to pass around the envelope and seal to the back thereof, such that the temporary tag is received and maintained in a transparent sealed envelope. Screws or bolts pass through the envelope and through designated areas of the reinforced tag, for securing engagement with an insert received by a panel of the vehicle. The bolts or screws make securing engagement of the envelope and tag to the vehicle by sandwiching the combination of the envelope and reinforced tag between the head of the bolt or screw and the vehicle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Paul M. Volpe
  • Patent number: 8235183
    Abstract: A ball ramp brake including a housing, a disc assembly within the housing, and an annular rotatable actuator to actuate the brake by compressing the disc assembly. The rotatable actuator includes a plurality of depressions oriented circumferentially therein which become progressively shallower in a first circumferential direction. A plurality of depressions are circumferentially oriented in a surface of the housing and become progressively shallower in a second circumferential direction. The depressions in the actuator and the depressions in the housing each have a first angle of depression that is steeper than a second angle of depression. A boot seal may be provided between the fluid chamber of an actuating cylinder and the inner area within the housing to prevent fluid leakage. In addition, a cooling chamber may be provided in the housing to improve the brakes efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ausco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Dennis, LynRoy Palmer-Coleman, Howard H. Baldeosingh, Brett A. Starr, Kenneth A. Dodd, David Alley, Peter J. Pozivilko
  • Patent number: 8230983
    Abstract: An electrically actuated aircraft brake with a carbon-carbon composite heat pack and an electrical actuator for engaging the heat pack and operating the brake. When the brake is not being applied, the brake actuator is adjusted in dependence upon temperature, for example, by controlling the actuator to maintain a temperature regulated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Meggitt Aerospace Limited
    Inventors: David Alexander Bailey, Jonathan Deric Lumb, Andrew Whittingham
  • Patent number: 8231995
    Abstract: A goggle includes a lens assembly which comprises a front lens, a rear lens spaced apart from the front lens, and a liquid crystal device disposed on one of the lenses. The goggle includes a frame, which defines an aperture and a peripheral channel. The peripheral channel receives the front lens and the rear lens is positioned rearward of the channel so that the aperture receives the lens assembly. A power unit includes a battery and a drive circuit, wherein the drive circuit is connected to a pair of prongs that are electrically connectable to the liquid crystal device for operation thereof. The power unit provides a master switch connected to the battery to control application of power to the drive circuit, and a state change switch to control application of power from the drive circuit, through the prongs, to the liquid crystal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Alphamicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Eui-Yeul Park, Roy Miller, Tamas Kosa, Bahman Taheri
  • Patent number: 8231278
    Abstract: A cam journal for attaching a camshaft to a cylinder head includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion and lower portion of the cam journal have a generally semi-circular bearing surfaces, chamfer regions, and circumferential beveled edges. The lower portions also include oil holes. The cam journal is removably attached to a cylinder head by first connecting multiple cam journal lower portions to the cylinder head, then positioning a camshaft on those lower portions. Upper portions are placed over the camshaft and are connected to the lower portions. A fastener is used to securely connect the cam journal to the cylinder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Autosales, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian C. Carruth, Robert D. Childers
  • Patent number: 8231428
    Abstract: A grinding assembly contacts a tire supported by a frame relative to the tire. The grinding assembly includes at least one section, and an axial positioning assembly supporting the at least one section. The axial positioning assembly enables the at least one section to be axially repositioned relative to the tire. The at least one section includes a grinding head, where the grinding head includes a grindstone rotatably supported thereon, the grindstone having rounded shoulders at its axial extremities. The grinding assembly further includes a radial positioning assembly supporting the grinding head for radial movement with respect to the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Akron Special Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: David Poling, Sr., James R. Shively, Brian D. Mitchell, Matthew C. Blubaugh, David L. Poling, Jr., Richard Delmoro, David Krause
  • Patent number: 8230892
    Abstract: A welding device includes a heated wedge having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top and bottom surfaces each including a generally planar portion and a curved potion. The curved portions of the top and bottom surfaces meet at a point. A first pressure plate includes a generally planar contact surface that contacts and covers substantially the entire planar portion of the top surface. A second pressure plate includes a generally planar contact surface that contacts and covers substantially the entire planar portion of the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hapco Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. George, John W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8227698
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an insulating structure with screens shaping the electric field, applicable in high-voltage bushings, high-voltage cables, cable accessories and in measuring instruments, especially instrument transformers. The structure according to the invention comprising layers of electrically insulating material between which there are inserted conducting sheets which are screens shaping the electric field in high-voltage electric power equipment is characterized in that the conducting sheets are made of an insulating substrate layer with a porous structure, impregnatable and compressible along the direction parallel to the sheet plane, and at least one surface of the substrate layer has a strongly developed surface and is coated with a metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd
    Inventors: Jan Czyzewski, Jens Rocks, Norbert Koch, Przemyslaw Burzynski
  • Patent number: 8229641
    Abstract: An aircraft braking control system for an aircraft braking system that comprises at least one first side braking unit (30L) for braking a respective wheel (22L) positioned on a first side of a longitudinal axis of an aircraft and at least one second side braking unit (30R) for braking a respective wheel (22R) positioned on a second side of said longitudinal axis, said braking control system comprising a brake control unit (40) operable to process respective measurements of performance of the braking units (30L, 30R) and according to the process results to provide command signals for controlling respective braking forces applied by said first and second braking units (30L, 30R) to reduce any difference between a first side braking force applied on the first side of the longitudinal axis by said at least one first side braking unit (30L) and a second side braking force applied on said second side by said at least one second side braking unit (30R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Meggitt Aerospace Limited
    Inventor: Michael Clothier
  • Patent number: 8227614
    Abstract: The invention relates to the formation of synthesized fractal constructs and the methods of chemical self-assembly for the preparation of a non-dendritic, nano-scale, fractal constructs or molecules. More particularly, the invention relates to fractal constructs formed by molecular self-assembly, to create synthetic, nanometer-scale fractal shapes. In an embodiment, a nanoscale Sierpinski hexagonal gasket is formed. This non-dendritic, perfectly self-similar fractal macromolecule is comprised of bisterpyridine building blocks that are bound together by coordination to 36 Ru and 6 Fe ions to form a nearly planar array of increasingly larger hexagons around a hollow center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: George R. Newkome, Charles N. Moorefield
  • Patent number: 8226384
    Abstract: A labyrinth seal for a bypass discharge-type motor-fan unit includes a motor unit from which extends a rotating shaft that passes through an aperture in an end plate to drive a fan unit. Disposed within the aperture is a labyrinth seal configured to prevent liquid entrained in a working airflow from entering the motor unit. The rotating shaft also includes a vacuum bore, such that the negative pressure generated by the operation of the fan unit draws any liquid out of an evacuation zone maintained between the motor unit and the end plate. As such, the components of the motor unit are protected from being exposed to the liquid, thereby extending the operating life motor-fan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ametek, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Finkenbinder, Robert A. Ciccarelli
  • Patent number: 8225473
    Abstract: A tire ring tool used in connection with a lock ring and a retaining ring for securing a tire on a rim, the ring tool including a handle and a working end extending from the handle adapted to manipulate the lock ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Summit Tool Company
    Inventor: Roger Kliskey
  • Patent number: 8220519
    Abstract: A movable door panel having a front facer with opposed longitudinal edge profiles, rails secured to the longitudinal edge profiles, a rear facer secured to the rails, and foam disposed within an inner volume defined by the front facer, the rails and the rear facer is disclosed. Transverse stiffeners are disposed within the inner volume and the foam, and extend between the opposed rails. The door panel may be made by continuously providing the front facer with a rail secured thereto, continuously positioning transverse stiffeners on the front facer and extending between the metal rails, and continuously applying a foaming material on the front facer and the transverse stiffeners. The method concludes by bringing a rear facer into contact with the metal rails, and drawing the panel through a laminator. Hardware may then be attached to one or both of the facers and the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Overhead Door Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas B. Bennett, III, Willis J. Mullet, Dewayne J. Davidson, Michael D. Kridel
  • Patent number: D664017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Autosales, Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian C. Carruth