Patents Represented by Attorney Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
  • Patent number: 8220638
    Abstract: A currency sorter includes: take-in means (101) for taking currency notes in the sorter one by one; discriminating means (105) for discriminating the currency notes according to new and old versions, fit and unfit conditions, denominations and other categories; a plurality of stacking units (111 to 115) for stacking the currency notes of a predetermined category/categories designated to be bundled according to the discrimination results obtained by said discriminating means; designating means (11) for designating the category/categories of the notes to be bundled and a mode of sorting the notes to leave unbundled; and control means (400) for controlling allocation of currency notes discriminated by said discrimination means to said stacking units according to a designation by said designating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akito Kuroda, Kenichi Hattori, Kenji Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 8217004
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a method of sequestering micronutrients when used to provide the micronutrients to a plant, which comprises applying to an area of the plant or soil/substrate surrounding the plant an effective amount of a plant fertilizer composition comprising a surfactant, such as general formula (III), that is capable of forming coordinate bonds with micronutrients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mike McLaughlin, Samuel Stacey, Enzo Lombi
  • Patent number: 8215579
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a banknote storing and feeding unit 19 capable of increasing the maximum storage quantity of banknote 45 and stably storing and feeding banknote 45. A first tape 36 and a second tape 37 are pressed by a tape pressing body 87 between first and second winding reels 38 and 39 and a winding drum 40 so as to come into contact with each other. Even the banknote 45 having a short length in a transporting direction is held between the first tape 36 and second tape 37 at a position of the tape pressing body 87 for transportation. An outer diameter of the winding drum 40 is detected by an outer diameter detecting unit 85, and the tape pressing body 87 is moved by a moving unit 92 in accordance with the detected outer diameter of the winding drum 40, and the tape pressing body 87 is moved to an appropriate position following a change in the outer diameter of the winding drum 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuguo Mizoro
  • Patent number: 8216032
    Abstract: A coin dispensing device having a mechanism to reliably dispensing a predetermined number of coins. Coins are accommodated on a surface side of a rotary disc rotating at a position tilted at a predetermined angle. A dispensing and transporting passage guides coins dispensed by rotation of the rotary disc to a coin inlet/outlet. A gate member for opening/closing the coin inlet/outlet is provided at the coin inlet/outlet. A projection is provided at the dispensing and transporting passage. When coins are dispensed, the projection retracts under the dispensing and transporting passage according to opening operation of the gate member, allowing the coins to be transported. When no coin is dispensed, the projection projects from the dispensing and transporting passage according with closing operation of the gate member to regulate transportation of coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Komoto
  • Patent number: 8215472
    Abstract: A banknote handling machine has a taking-in unit that takes in banknotes one by one, a transport unit that transports the banknote taken in by the taking-in unit, a transport state detection unit that detects the transport state of the banknote taken in by the taking-in unit, a recognition unit that recognizes a kind of the banknote transported by the transport unit, first to third stacking units including stackers in which the banknotes transported by the transport unit are stacked, and a control unit that determines an abnormally transported banknote based on the detection result of the transport state detection unit and determines a specific normal banknote, an abnormal banknote, or a non-specific banknote based on the recognition result of the recognition unit, the control unit controlling the transport unit to transport the banknote determined as the specific normal banknote to the first stacking unit, to transport the banknote determined as the abnormal banknote to the second stacking unit, and to trans
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadaaki Uesaka, Hirofumi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8215521
    Abstract: A foam dispenser and method of operation of the foam dispenser provides that a cartridge of liquid having an air head is retained in the dispenser and maintained under pressure by an air compressor when at rest, i.e., when the foam dispenser in not being actuated. Air and liquid conduits communicate respectively between the air head and liquid maintained in the cartridge and a foam generating head. Valves selectively close flow through the conduits. In this way, when the foam dispenser is actuated the valves can simply be opened for the appropriate amount of time to advance air and liquid to the foam generating head and dispense foam at a dispensing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Quinlan
  • Patent number: 8210336
    Abstract: A compact coin depositing and dispensing machine is provided with a cyclic conveying device. The conveying device conveys, one by one, coins, accepted in a coin acceptance port, in a depositing and conveying direction, and conveys, one by one, coins, to be ejected to a coin ejection port, in a dispensing and conveying direction reverse the depositing and conveying direction. A plurality of accommodating and ejecting units are disposed along the conveying device. Because each accommodating and ejecting unit outputs and inputs coins to and from the conveying device through the same coin outlet/inlet, a depositing and conveying path and a dispensing and conveying path of the conveying device can be arranged as a common path. Each accommodating and ejecting unit accommodates coins in a non-aligned state and ejects accommodated coins one by one to the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Eisei Nishida
  • Patent number: 8210523
    Abstract: A paper sheet storage unit 101 is opened upward and forward. Holding members 30, 32 are respectively configured to be reciprocated, between a waiting position and a holding position, by a lifting and lowering mechanism 35. When the respective holding members 30, 32 are in the waiting position, such holding members 30, 32 can serve as a guide surface, on the back side of the paper sheet storage unit 101, for guiding a batch of paper sheets stored in the paper sheet storage unit 101. Meanwhile, when the respective holding members 30, 32 are in the holding position, the holding member 32 is in contact with a top face of the paper sheet present at the lowest layer of the paper sheets stored in the paper sheet storage unit 101, and serves to press the paper sheet downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Maekawa, Osamu Ito, Hidehiko Matsushita, Fumiaki Koga
  • Patent number: 8212949
    Abstract: A system for selectively revealing indicia includes a transitioning assembly that is configured to be retrofit with an existing dispenser. The transitioning assembly includes a transitioning window that is coupled to a switch that is configured to be mounted in operative contact with an actuator provided by the dispenser. Upon the engagement of the actuator, the switch is triggered, resulting in the transitioning window transitioning from an at least partially opaque state to an at least partially transparent state, so as to reveal indicia therebehind to an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Allen Pelfrey, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 8207471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring phase boundaries of a material during the machining of a workpiece (12) with a machining beam, more preferably with a laser beam, and a device that is embodied in such a way as to carry out the method. According to said method, during the machining, a machining region (13) containing the impact point of the machining beam (1) on the workpiece (12) is illuminated at least approximately coaxially to the machining beam (1) by means of additional optical radiation (2). Radiation (3) reflected by the machining region (13) is detected, parallel to an incidence direction of the optical radiation (2) or at small angle thereto, by means of an optical detector with local resolution, in order to obtain an optical reflection pattern of the machining region (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Boris Regaard, Anas Moalem, Jan Michel, Peter Abels, Stefan Kaierle, Wolfgang Schulz
  • Patent number: 8205830
    Abstract: In the field of avionics, it is difficult to justify initiation of new aircraft programmes for replacement of small numbers of niche aircraft. Instead, in many cases, retrofitting existing aircraft is preferred for economic reasons. In this respect, upgrading existing braking systems to accommodate replacement of existing brake units employing sintered friction materials with brake units employing carbon-carbon composite friction materials is desirable. However, when upgrading the braking systems it is necessary to ensure that the integrity of the existing airframe is not compromised by the use of the new brake assemblies employing the carbon-carbon composite friction materials. Consequently, the present invention replaces existing pressure control valves of existing braking systems with an electronic control unit (126) coupled to a pressure control servovalve (128) thereby ensuring proper application of hydraulic pressure to brake assemblies (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Meggitt Aerospace Limited
    Inventor: Richard John Miller
  • Patent number: 8196828
    Abstract: A spotter scope including an illuminator that generates a ranging signal is disclosed. The spotter scope further includes an imaging device with a focal plane array which detects backscatter radiation created by the ranging signal, and a controller which calculates a distance to a target. The controller also creates a wind profile between the spotter scope and the target based on scintillation statistics of backscatter detected by the focal plane array and provides corrective aiming instructions based on the wind profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Kurtis L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8198389
    Abstract: The present invention is generally related to mold release compounds having improved cure times, environmental friendliness and durability that are formed from cycloaliphatic epoxide functionalized polydimethylsiloxane compounds In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to mold release compounds that are formed from cycloaliphatic epoxide functionalized poly(dimethylsiloxane-co-methylhydrosiloxane) compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Mark D. Soucek, David P. Dworak
  • Patent number: 8197830
    Abstract: A dissolvable pad for delivery of a solution to a surface includes a water soluble substrate, and a solution retained in or on said water soluble substrate and available for use without activation by water. The water soluble substrate is soluble in water so as to be safely disposable into public water systems by exposing it to water after the solution therein has been desirably employed. Because the solution in the water soluble substrate is available for use without exposing the substrate to water, the substrate may function as an applicator, and, in some embodiments, as a scrubbing substrate as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley David Helfman, John H. Viscovitz
  • Patent number: 8194308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to an arrangement for the frequency conversion of coherent optical radiation with adjustable wavelength by way of a two-stage non-linear optical process. In the method and the arrangement, a frequency doubling is carried out in a first non-linear optical crystal (301, 302) and a sum frequency generation or a frequency doubling is carried out in a second non-linear optical crystal (401, 402) which is connected downstream. A positively birefringent crystal, in which the frequency doubling is carried out during a phase matching of type I from the extraordinary wave of the output frequency according to the <eeo> scheme, is used as the first non-linear optical crystal (301, 302). The second non-linear optical crystal (401, 402) is chosen such that phase matching is made possible by rotating the crystal in the same spatial plane in which the first crystal (301, 302) must also be rotated during a phase matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Jungbluth, Marco Hofer, Jens Lohring
  • Patent number: 8194910
    Abstract: A headphone set has a housing to contain a speaker unit, with a sound emitting surface through which sounds given off by the speaker unit are emitted out, and an ear pad attached to the housing to surround the sound emitting surface. The ear pad has a protruding member and an arc-like member sticking out in opposite directions. The degree of sticking out for the arc-like member is smaller than the degree of sticking out for the protruding member. The protruding member has an inner space interposed between a top section and an opposing bottom section closer than the top section to the sound emitting section. The arc-like member has a top section and an opposing bottom section closer than the top section to the sound emitting surface. The top section of the protruding member is positioned farther than that of the arc-like member from the sound emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Makoto Ito
  • Patent number: 8192389
    Abstract: Monocanaliculonasal and/or monocanalicular intubation assembly mainly intended for nasolachrymal imperforation, comprising a mandrel (2) made of a first substantially rigid material, such as a metal, and a tube (1) made of a second material that is less rigid than the first material and essentially flexible, such as silicone, a blocking plug (6) for locking the tube in position in the lachrymal duct and protruding laterally from the tube, characterized in that the length of the tube (1) is smaller than the length of the mandrel (2) and the mandrel (2) has a greater thickness, measured in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, relative to that of the tube (1), such that said mandrel can be inserted inside the tube and withdrawn therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Bruno Fayet
  • Patent number: 8192032
    Abstract: An aspheric mirror has an aspheric reflective surface symmetrical with respect to an optical axis that goes through the reflective surface and a reference plane provided in the reflective surface. The optical axis may go through the reflective surface at a non-center position on the reflective surface. The reference plane may be perpendicular to the optical axis. The reference plane may be flat enough for a beam to be reflected from the reference plane in almost specular reflection when emitted to the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Takahashi, Hiroyuki Takada
  • Patent number: D662343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby J. Buell, Matthew J. Archer, Richard E. Corney
  • Patent number: D662367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Boozer, Robert M. Ulanski