Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Renner, Otto, Boiselle & Sklar LLP
  • Patent number: 8330107
    Abstract: An TDLS gas sensor with a measuring pick-up to be arranged outside of the interior chamber of an incubator or a climate chamber of similar design, and with an absorption pick-up to be arranged inside the interior chamber, and also with a window separating the measuring area and absorption area for the atmospheric separation of the laser diode from the interior chamber of the incubator, with the window being arranged at an angle to the axis of the laser beam emitted by a laser diode, and with the optronic components being arranged in a block of material in the measuring pick-up, said block being made of thermally well-conducting material and serving as heat sink, and with a heating system for the window in the measuring pick-up. In addition, a process for measuring the moisture and the carbon dioxide concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Axetris AG
    Inventors: Bert Willing, Markus Kohli, Andreas Seifert
  • Patent number: 8305859
    Abstract: An information recording medium according to the present invention includes an information recording layer on which information is recordable, and is evaluated using an evaluation index which is found based on a ratio of a center of an amplitude of a reproduction signal corresponding to a second shortest mark and a second shortest space, with respect to a center of an amplitude of a reproduction signal corresponding to a longest mark and a longest space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Harumitsu Miyashita, Kohei Nakata
  • Patent number: 8303596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for positioning a jig at a structure using at least one fixing element comprising at least one adjusting element which can directly interact with or guide the at least one fixing element and which can interact with the jig, so that the relative position between the at least one fixing element and the jig can be adjusted by changing the position of the at least one adjusting element, as well as to a method for positioning a jig at a structure comprising two rotatable adjusting elements, wherein the resection plane of the jig can be moved along or in a first direction when the adjusting elements are moved in the same direction and wherein the resection plane is turned if the adjusting elements are moved in an opposite or different direction or only one adjusting element is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 8305358
    Abstract: A sensor includes an insulating support defining a front side; a membrane arranged on the front side of the support, the membrane including at least one layer including a pattern of electrically conductive material; at least one capacitance measuring unit configured for measuring a capacitance between at least a portion of the pattern of one of the at least one layer and its surrounding environment; and at least one resistance measuring unit configured for measuring a resistance between a pair of points of the pattern of one of the at least one layer. A display including the sensor and a method of using the sensor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Mats Kleverman
  • Patent number: 8300324
    Abstract: The lens barrel of the present invention includes: a lens; and a light blocking member provided in the vicinity of the lens for blocking part of light traveling toward the lens, a main constituent of the light blocking member being a thermoplastic elastomer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8281513
    Abstract: A fishing rod, and a method of manufacturing a tubular structure such as a fishing rod. The fishing rod extends within a plane (210). At least a portion of the rod (202) has a flexural rigidity in a first direction (B) within the plane different from the flexural rigidity in the opposite direction (A) within the plane. The difference in flexural rigidity between said directions is at least 5% of the value of the flexural rigidity in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: D-Flex Limited
    Inventor: Christopher John Underwood
  • Patent number: 8213694
    Abstract: A system is provided for reconstructing image data having truncated scans. The system includes a padding section for providing non-zero padding to truncated portions of the image data, a pre-weighting section for pre-weighting the image data including both the non-truncated portions and the non-zero padded portions, a filter section for filtering the pre-weighted image data, and a reconstruction section for reconstructing the filtered image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Russell Manning Mersereau
  • Patent number: 8205883
    Abstract: A transport path switching unit is provided between transport rollers and pre-registration rollers, and control is performed to switch between a main transport path and an extended transport path of the transport path switching unit such that either the main transport path or the extended transport path is interposed as the part of the paper transport path between the transport rollers and the pre-registration rollers to vary a total length of the paper transport path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Fujita, Tadasu Taniguchi, Masaharu Kimura, Yasuaki Fukada, Masaya Asakawa, Yasuhiro Takai, Norichika Katsura, Masatsugu Ohishi
  • Patent number: 8209438
    Abstract: A computer network system includes a controlling PC, at least one controlled PC controllable by the controlling PC via a data connection including a network, at least one central terminal having a display, and a video router. The video router is operatively coupled to each of the at least one controlled PCs and the at least one central terminal display and operative to transmit video or monitor signals from each of the controlled PCs to the at least one central terminal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Thomas Bauch, Peter Krüger, Gerhard Lang
  • Patent number: 8172274
    Abstract: An engine exhaust system comprises duct pieces (201, 202) and a sealing joint (30) for interconnecting their adjoining ends. The sealing joint (30) comprises a one-piece tubular body (31) including a first axial end portion (331), a second axial end portion (332), and a bridge portion (34) extending therebetween. The first end portion (331) is at least partially positioned within a female recess (231) of the first duct piece (201) and the second end portion (332) is at least partially positioned within a female recess (232) of the second duct piece (202). Depending upon the thermal expansion-contraction conditions in the exhaust system, the bridge portion (34) can extend across a gap (24) and/or it can be positioned partially within female recesses (231) and (232).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Dominick G. More, Kenneth W. Cornett, Paul A. Dudzinski, Jeremy M. Payne
  • Patent number: 8147235
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for transferring a pattern from a template (10) having a structured surface to a substrate (12) carrying a surface layer of a radiation polymerisable fluid (14). The apparatus comprises a first main part (101) and a second main part (102) having opposing surfaces (104; 105), means for adjusting a spacing (115) between said main parts, support means (106) for supporting said template and substrate in mutual parallel engagement in said spacing with said structured surface facing said surface layer, a radiation source (110) devised to emit radiation into said spacing. A cavity (115) has a first wall comprising a flexible membrane (113) devised to engage said template or substrate, and means (114; 116) are provided for applying an adjustable overpressure to a medium present in said cavity, whereby an even distribution of force is obtained over the whole of the contact surface between the substrate and the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Obducat AB
    Inventors: Babak Heidari, Marc Beck, Helena Eleonora Benedihta Riddargrip Beck, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8130341
    Abstract: A backlight is provided for illuminating an at least partially transmissive display. The backlight includes a light source. A light guide receives the light from an edge surface and guides the light by total internal reflection. The light is extracted from the lightguide using sub-wavelength extraction features designed on the basis of one grating structure with a second interlinks structure cut into the first structure. The first structure determines the extraction properties. The second structure determines the extraction efficiency and uniformity of the system. Higher efficiency and more uniform sub-wavelength extraction are possible with a device in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ioannis Papakonstantinou, David J. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8114285
    Abstract: A filter element and assembly which has three flow paths, has particular application to a fuel supply system for a diesel engine for filtering flow from the fuel tank as well as fuel returning from the engine that is to be recirculated back to the engine. The filter element and assembly provide a third flow path for also providing for venting of both fuel paths to a drain flow path internally of the filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl M. Reiland, Russell D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8111470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite lens and a method for manufacturing the same, particularly to a composite lens in which a second lens component is coupled to a first lens component at part of a first surface, and intends to improve optical characteristics. A composite lens (1) has a first lens component (10) and a second lens component (20). The first lens component (10) has a first surface including a first lens surface (13), a peripheral surface (15a) surrounding the first lens surface (13) and a ring surface (17a) included in the peripheral surface (15a) and surrounding the first lens surface (13), and a second lens surface (12) on the opposite side of the first lens surface (13). The second lens component (20) is coupled to the first lens component (10) at part of the first surface surrounded by the ring surface (17a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Toshiaki Takano, Jun Murata, Kenji Inoue
  • Patent number: 8098319
    Abstract: To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a high-resolution digital camera function is incorporated into a multifunction portable electronic device. In exemplary embodiments, a clamshell portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone, is provided with a digital camera/video function. The lens of the camera/video function is separated from an image sensor in a manner such that the two are not linearly aligned. Light coming through the lens is reflected by a reflective element, such as prism, onto the image sensor. The sensor is movable relative to a fixed position of the prism to provide an auto focus feature. In an exemplary embodiment, the sensor is movable along a portion of the width of the portable electronic device, the width being substantially greater in distance than the thickness of one of the clamshell portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
    Inventor: Randolph Cary Demuynck
  • Patent number: 8020384
    Abstract: A fuel injector nozzle for dispensing fuel in the combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine, comprises a fluid feed conduit having at least one internal channel for the passage of fluid from an inlet end to an outlet end of the fluid feed conduit. The fluid feed conduit has a first annular segment receiving fluid from the inlet end and a second annular segment fluidly connected to receive fluid from the first annular segment at a junction having a circumferential length less than the circumferential lengths of the first and second annular segments. The second annular segment includes fluid dispensing openings to dispense fluid from the conduit, and the first and second annular segments are coaxial and axially separated for relative movement over a major portion of the second segment to accommodate differential thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Pelletier, Michael P. Wrubel, Michael K. Teter
  • Patent number: 7990316
    Abstract: An antenna system and electronic scanning method that employs feed subarray electronic offset beam scanning. The system includes a feed element containing an array of electronic transmitting/receiving elements. The system further includes a reflector for reflecting signals received from the feed element to a target region, and for reflecting signals received from a target region to the feed element. Electronic beam scanning is achieved by activating and deactivating in turn subarrays within the array of transmitting/receiving elements of the feed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Cock, Ralph T. Tadaki
  • Patent number: 7978824
    Abstract: An x-ray tube assembly includes an x-ray tube envelope, a cathode assembly and a transmission anode assembly. The transmission anode assembly includes an x-ray generation layer and an anode substrate. The x-ray generation layer may be annular and mounted on a rotating disc-shaped anode substrate or cylindrical and mounted on a rotating and/or oscillating cylindrical anode substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Multi-Dimensional Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Motz, Donald R. Ouimette
  • Patent number: 7962196
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of an object relative to a body structure includes: providing a location of a first part of the object relative to a second part of the object, said second part different from said first part; attaching a marker device to the body structure; detecting a location of the marker device relative to the body structure; positioning the object relative to the body structure; detecting a location of the first part of the object relative to the marker device; and calculating a relative location of the second part of the object relative to the location of the body structure based on the location of the first part relative to the second part, the location of the marker device relative to the body structure, and the location of the first part relative to the marker array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Gregor Tuma
  • Patent number: D653384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Parker, Timothy M. Parker